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Guatemalan Mass Registry,

Identifier: MSS-686-BC

Scope and Content

This book is the registry of masses, both sung and said, at the Convento Nuestro Padre San Francisco in the Ciudad Real de Guatemala. Within the text, the convent is also referred to as San Antonio. The first section of the book is dedicated to the enumeration of specific masses recited at the convent, while the second half deals with those masses which were sung. In addition to the actual registration of masses given each month, the book contains the names of the priests that performed the masses, the number and type of masses each month and the names of the Church officials certifying the information. The registry was used continually between the years 1794 and 1817. According to the signed affidavit at the end of the text, the registry was discovered at the convent, forgotten and full of dust, 15 June 1892.


  • 1794-1892 (bulk 1794-1817)


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1 box (0.12 cu. ft.)


This consists of a registry of masses sung and said between 1794 and 1817 in the Convent of San Antonio in Guatemala City.
Finding Aid of the Guatemalan Mass Registry, 1794-1892 (bulk 1794-1817)
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 686 BC::Guatemalan Mass Registry)//EN" "nmu1mss686bc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131