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Letters between Philip IV, King of Spain, and Sor Mariá de Jesús, abbess of Agreda

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E25


This collection consists of 47 letters between Philip IV of Spain and Sor María de Jesús, abbess of Agreda, with accompanying documents. Sor María's answers to the king's letters are, by his command, on the same sheets as his letters to her. Includes 2 letters from Francisco Andrés de la Torre, confessor of Sor María, to the king, as well as documents concerning the history of these letters.


  • Creation: 1646 - 1662


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 (90 leaves) : Binding: 18th century silk over paper boards, remnants of blue ties. Material: Paper. ; Volume measures 30.5 x 22 cm

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Physical Location

MS E25

Custodial History

Formerly in possession of Joseph de Herrera y Barnuebo (1727); given by him to the convent of Nuestra Sen̄ora de los Angeles del Pardo (1738).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Pro-Libros, 1961

Guide to Correspondence of Philip IV, King of Spain (1605-1665)
Letters between Philip IV, King of Spain, and Sor Mariá de Jesús, abbess of Agreda. Spain
Finding aid prepared by am, 1961. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by ksc, 2006.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Correspondence of Philip IV, King of Spain (1605-1665), Department of Special Collections, MS E25, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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