The Benson Latin American Collection

Antonio Margil de Jesús:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Benson Latin American Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator Margil de Jesús, Antonio, 1657-1726.
Title Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection
Dates: 1698-1911
Abstract Letters and petitions, literary productions, and printed material related to the life and work of Antonio Margil de Jesús, a Franciscan friar in Mexico.
OCLC Record No. 29760675
Extent 1 inch
Languages Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

Letters and petitions, literary productions, and printed material related to the life and work of Margil de Jesús. Letters and petitions concern minor affairs of the Colegios de Santa Cruz de Querétaro and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas.

Literary productions are comprised of

  • (1) Diario derrotero de la jornada á la provincia de los Tejas, desde el río grande del norte, hecho por orden de exmo. sor. Duque de Linares...
  • (2) Instructio. Ad conficiendam inquisitionem appostolicam, ne perean probationes super virtutibus ac miraculis in specie venerabilis servi dei Antonii Margil in civitate mexicana (G89-17 Ms.)
  • (3) Formulario de missionar, que hizo, y dictó N.V.P. Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús (G168 Ms.)
  • (4) Decreto sobre las virtudes en grado heroico de Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús
  • (5) research and bibliographic notes

Printed material consists of three engravings of Margil de Jesús; on the verso of one is a list entitled, “Documentos pertenecientes á los venerables restos del muy rev. padre Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús, Abril de 1855.”

Included in miscellaneous documents is a copy of the baptismal entry for Margil de Jesús.

The materials are in Spanish, with the exception of item G89-17, which is in Latin.


 

Organization and Arrangement

Materials in the Archives subgroup are arranged chronologically within folders; items in the Manuscripts subgroup are shelved according to manuscript number.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons and Places)
Margil de Jesús, Antonio, 1657-1726--Archives.
Mexico--History--To 1810--Sources.
Subjects (Organizations)
Apostólico Colegio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Colegio de Misioneros de Propaganda Fide de la Santa Cruz (Querétaro, Mexico)
Franciscans--Mexico--History--Sources.
Franciscans--Missions--Texas--History--Sources.
Missions--Texas--History--Sources.

Related Material

García, Genaro, 1867-1920.Genaro García Collection, 15-- - 1920?, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection, 1698-1911, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Acquisition Information

The Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection forms part of the Genaro García Collection, which was purchased by the University of Texas in 1921 from the heirs of Genaro García.

Processing Information

The Antonio Margil de Jesús Collection was arranged into Archives and Manuscripts subgroups by earlier library staff. Series were created by the staff of the Mexican Archives Project, which completed processing and description of the collection in January 1994.

Finding aid initially prepared by the Mexican Archives Project February 6, 1995.

The collection is also available on microfilm.


Other Finding Aids

The following guide is available in the Benson Collection Rare Books Reference:

Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo, 1896-1958. Guide to the Latin American Manuscripts in the University of Texas Library.
Cambridge, Mass.,
Harvard University Press,
1939.


Subgroups and Series

 

I. Archives

1. Series, Letters and petitions, 1707-1718.
2. Series, Literary productions.
a. Diario derrotero de la jornada á la Prova de los Tejas, desde el Río grande del Norte, hecho por orden de exmo. Sor. Duquede Linares, 1716.
b. Decreto sobre las virtudes en grado heroico de Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús, 1837.
c. Research and bibliographic notes, undated.
3. Series, Miscellaneous documents. 1912 copy of baptismal entry; list of misas de obligazion del mes de Heno de 1698.
4. Series, Printed material, 1837, 1885, and undated.



 

II. Manuscripts

1. G89-17: Instructio. Ad conficiendam inquisitionem Appostolicam, ne perean probationes super virtutibus ac miraculis in specie Venerabilis Servi Dei Antonii Margil in Civitate Mexicana.
2. G168: Formulario de Missionar, que hizo y dictó N.V.P.Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús.