Council of Trent letters

Council of Trent letters

Dates: 1547-1548

Official correspondence dealing with the Council of Trent, 1545-1563 which have been copied in a clear hand. The letters were written by different authors. They were men of ecclesiastical and political authority. They deal with matters relating to Catholic Church doctrine, liturgy, papal authority, and conciliar theory. They also deal with the various aspects of the conduct of the Council: its progress and decisions. The letters were addressed to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, 1520-1589 nephew and namesake of Pope Paul III, 1468-1549 and to Bernardino Maffeo who was the private secretary to the Pope.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) : Handwritten bound. 75 items (315 p.) ; 32 cm. x 24 cm
  • Creator: Council of Trent (1545-1563 : Trento, Italy). -- Farnese, Alessandro, 1520-1589. -- Maffeo, Bernardino
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 460
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in Italian and Latin.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 460; Council of Trent letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 460, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Catholic Church--Creeds; Catholic Church--Doctrines; Catholic Church--Doctrines--History--Modern period, 1500-; Catholic Church--History--16th century; Catholic Church--Liturgy; Paul, III, Pope, 1468-1549; Catholicism; Conciliar theory; Councils and synods, Ecumenical; Counter-Reformation; Religion
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Council of Trent letters
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-08T04:19-0700
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