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Francisco de Salzedo devotional book

Call Number: MS B50


Devotional book kept and in part written by Francisco de Salzedo. The first part is titled "Cartilla de la doctrina religiosa" and includes at the end a parallel between the canonical hours and the hours of Christ's passion; a Latin poem beginning "Matutina ligat Christum"; and the meaning of the Mass. The second part, entitled "Consejos y documentos espirituales pertenecientes & la Mystica Theologia" by Pedo de la Piftuela contains 7 tracts on prayer, meditation, and the amorous union with God, and a poem beginning : "Alma si quieres llegar ..." by a missionary to China.


  • copied 1744


Language of Materials

Spanish, Latin (1 Poem)

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 simple blind-ruled dark leather; Loop and ball clasps. Foliation: Pages [i-x] 1-109 [110]. Collation: pi^5 A-C^10 D-E^12 [F1]. Ornamentation: The title-pages (pages v, 83) are in black and red, with rope border, knotted letters, hands, asterisks. A few pen-ornaments elsewhere. Script is cursive, italic, some ornamented initials. Holograph is from a single person. Red contemporary margin-headings in the first half of the volume ("Cartilla de la doctrina religiosa"). Paper support. Mixed watermarks. ; Volume measures no taller than 20 cm.

Scope and Contents


page v "Cartilla do la doctrina religiossa. Dispuesta por vno de la Compañia de Jesus: para doe niñas, hijas espirituales suyas, que se crian para Monj as, y desean serlo con toda perfeccion. Sacala à luz, en obsequio de las llamadas à la religion, y para alivio de las maestras, que las inatruyen: el Francisco de Salzedo primer capellan de las Senoras Religiossas de Sant Theresa, en su Convento de Sr San Joseph de eata corte, y prefecto de la. Purissima. Dedicada a las dos niñas para cuio provecho, y direccion principalmente se dispuso. Y por no hallarla impresses el dia de oy, y agradar au docta doctrina a vn Religioaso, la traslado, fielmente, do su original con quien concuerda. Año de 1744."

page viii: "Mis Señoras. No es mucho hable yo menor Capellan. P.S.M.B. Br Francisco de Salzedo."

Physical Location

MS B50

Custodial History

page [iii]: "Auso de Sor Maria Gertrudis Luisa Pantaleon," page [iv]: "De Sor Ma Victoriana Josefa"

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Guide to the Francisco de Salzedo Devotional Book Collection
Francisco de Salzedo devotional book
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1974; 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
Francisco de Salzedo devotional book, Department of Special Collections, MS B50, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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