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Decrees and Letters from the Order of St Francis

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS LAT 26
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Decrees and Letters from the Order of St Francis
Date(s): [18th century]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Luis De Molina: born at Cuenca, Spain, 1535; became a Jesuit at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1553; studied philosophy and theology at Coimbra, 1554-1562; taught at Coimbra, 1563-1567; taught at Évora, 1568-1583; spent his last years writing; devised the theological system of Molinism, which aimed to show that man's will remains free under the action of divine grace; died at Madrid, 1600.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume, perhaps 18th century: 'Decreta et Epistolae Ex Ordine S. Francisci de Doctrina Molinae' (decrees and letters from the order of St Francis concerning the doctrine of Molina), containing two 'decreta', one epistle, and 'Lectori Monitum ab Autore hujus Epistolae' (warning to the reader from the author of this letter).

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

List at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The volume bears the bookplate of Walter Seton, and the pressmark h491098.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to University College London by the British Society of Franciscan Studies and others.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica online. Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2001

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