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Historical documents of the Convento de la Madre de Dios

Call Number: MS C238


This book contains memoranda from the Convento de la Madres deo Dios in Torrelaguna (Toledo archdiocese, province of Madrid). It includes notarial transcriptions of documents that the monastery found it necessary to remember, jottings of events, inventories, etc., added to cover the history of the monastery. It appears to have been destroyed in 1809, during the Peninsular War between Bourbon Spain and Napoleon Bonaparte; it was suppressed in 1835 under a royal decree suppressing monasteries and convents that did not have enough professed individuals.


  • approximately 1520 - [early 19th century]


Language of Materials

Spanish, some Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume : Binding: Contemporary. Strap-work and frames-ornament. Remains of clasps. Partially re-backed. Ornamentation: Seal (applied through paper) on leaf 14 of Section 3. Titles of some sections rather elaborate. Notarial signs. Material: Paper. Script: Primary hand round informal liturgical; others italic, humanist, notarial, etc. ; Volume measures no taller than 25 cm.

Physical Location

MS C238

Other Finding Aids

See the attached for a detailed list by numbered section (I, Ii, etc) and lettered item (A, B, etc).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Colin & Charlotte Franklin, 1974 [gift of Helen Foresman Spencer]

Guide to the Torrelaguna Codex Collection
Historical documents of the Convento de la Madre de Dios
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1975; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Historical documents of the Convento de la Madre de Dios, Department of Special Collections, MS C238, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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