Poems and drawings, ca. 1775.

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Larrañaga, Bruno Francisco. Poems and drawings, ca. 1775.

Poems and drawings, ca. 1775.

Manuscript contains four separate poems, three in Spanish and one in Latin. All extol the virtues of Father Antonio Margil de Jesus, who entered the Franciscan order in 1673 and for 53 years served in Yucatan, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Texas. He established a number of missions in Texas, returning in 1722 to the College of Zacatecas in Mexico. Larranaga was a native of Zacatecas. The poems, apparently never published, precede his published work by 14 years. In 1788 Larranaga planned to publish a longer work on Margil. However, even though a prospectus for the work exists, it was never published. Two drawings in color relate to the College of Zacatecas and to the moral virtues of Margil.

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Marjil de Jesús, Antonio, 1657-1726

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Franciscan friar. Born 1657 in Valencia, Spain; died 1726 in the convent of San Francisco de México. Entered the Franciscan order in 1673; ordained to the priesthood in 1682; sent to the missions of the Sierra Gorda, Querétaro, in 1683. Instrumental in the founding of Spanish missions in Texas. From the guide to the Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection 29760675., 1698-1911, (Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin) Franciscan fria...

Larrañaga, Bruno Francisco.

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