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Francis Xavier letter, 1552 January 31

Title:
Francis Xavier letter, 1552 January 31
Abstract:
Letter written to King John III of Portugal from India, referring to Portuguese subjects in the Far East, whom the Saint commends for reward and recognition. Includes references to Fernão Mendes Pinto, the famous traveller and writer.
Persistent Record Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2345/2018
Author:
Francis Xavier, Saint, 1506-1552
Date:
1552
Format:
Correspondence
Genre:
letter
Collection:
Francis Xavier letter, 1552 January 31
Subject:
Francis Xavier, Saint, 1506-1552 -- Correspondence
John, King of Portugal, 1502-1557 -- Correspondence
Pinto, Fernão Mendes, d. 1583
Catholic Church -- Clergy
Catholic Church -- Missions
Jesuits -- Correspondence
Jesuits -- Missions
Missionaries -- Asia -- Correspondence
Missions -- Asia -- History -- 16th century -- Sources
Place:
Asia
Note:
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Boston College, University Libraries, 2011. Mode of access: Internet.
Biographical/Historical note:
Spanish Jesuit. Francis Xavier was born in Navarre and studied at the University of Paris, where he met Ignatius of Loyola. He joined the Company of Jesus and at the request of King John III of Portugal, prepared to work in the missions of India. Francis Xavier visited India, Malaya and Japan before his death.
Physical Description:
1 sheet (4 p.) ; 43 x 32 cm.
Language:
Portuguese
Identifier:
MS.2004.067
Use Restrictions:
These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College University Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested.

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