- Title: Guatemalan Mass Registry, 1794-1892 (bulk 1794-1817)
- Creator: University of New Mexico University Libraries
- Date: 1794-1892
- Collection Number: MSS 686 BC
- Size: 1 box (0.12 cu. ft.)
- Repository: University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
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- Scope and Content: This book is the registry of masses, both sung and said, at the Convento Nuestro PadreSan Francisco in the Ciudad Real de Guatemala. Within the text, theconvent is also referred to as San Antonio. The first section of the book is dedicated to theenumeration of specific masses recited at the convent, while the second half deals with thosemasses which were sung. In addition to the actual registration of masses given each month, thebook contains the names of the priests that performed the masses, the number and type of masseseach month and the names of the Church officials certifying the information. The registry wasused continually between the years 1794 and 1817. According to the signed affidavit at the endof the text, the registry was discovered at the convent forgotten and full of dust 15 June 1892.
- Access Terms:
- Catholic Church -- Guatemala -- History -- 18th century
- Catholic Church -- Guatemala -- History -- 19th century
- Catholic Church -- Hymns
- Guatemala -- Church history
- Masses -- Registers
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