|The Far Eastern Catholic missions, 1663-1711 : the original papers of the Duchess d'Aveiro.|
Original letters and documents in Italian, Latin, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Limited ed. of 200 copies. No. 154.
Colophon title in Japanese: 天理圖書館善本叢書 ; 洋書之部第 VIII 次刊行 : キリシタン資料篇 II.
"The present volume contains autograph letters and reports, address to Lady Maria, Duchess de Aveiro, who was later called "Mother of the Mission." ".... most of these writers were Jesuit[s] ... from the latter half of 17th century to the beginning of 18th century. These papers were never allowed by the Lady to be copied as usual and therefore they are very interesting material ... eighty letters are compiled, all kept in the Tenri Central Library, relating to India, Siam, and China ..." --preface (in fractured English)
Correspondents (and recipients if other than the Duquesa) are listed for search purposes:
v. 1. (docs. 1-26): Daniele D'Arello, Juan Antoinio Arnedo, Joao da Costa, Michael de Cannoy, Joseph Cardone, Giovanni Battista Castelnovo, Congregation De Propaganda Fide, Philippe Couplet, Francisco Xavier Filipucci, Jose Freyre, Francisco Gayosso (to) Francisco Messina, Adrien Gelon (Greslon), Philp Grimaldi, Francois Noel, Giovanni Battista d'Iliceto--Indian missions, (unnnamed) Jesuit Father, Annual Letter of the Kanarese Mission-- Andrea Lubelli (to) Philippe Couplet.
v. 2. (docs. 27-63): Louis Eves de Metellope (to) Antoine Thomas, Jacobus Moers, François Noel (to) Francisco Garcia, Francisco Pimentel, Gregorio Ramo, Nicolas de Rivera, Luis M. Sacchi, Bernardo de Santiago, Jose Suarez (most letters are by Antoine Thomas or François Noel), (to) Adrian Petrus.
v. 3. (docs. 64-86): Antony Thomas, (to) Ferdinand Verbiest, Theotonio Trinidade, Antonio Ventimiglia, Ferdinand Verbiest, Juan de Yrigoyen (to) Juan Andres Palavicino, (to) Francisco Messina.