Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1639 – Proceedings of Inquisition

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 1639, proceedings of the Inquisition in Mexico concerning riots in Mexico City and elsewhere in 1767. A compilation of various letters, declarations, and legal documents, many with signatures and many noted as reviewed by the inquisitors, whose surnames are given as Fierro, Vicente, and Amestoy. Written in cursive script by numerous hands and sewn into a volume with no binding. Written in Mexico, 1767-1768.

Virtual orientation to Ms. Codex 1639

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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