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Copy of a letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William] Lesley. He states that he has written so much in his previous letters, that he has not much left to tell, until he receives a response; he has not received anything in two years. The attached…

Copy of a letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], the procurator of the Scottish mission. He writes that more than a month ago he wrote to PF about the long and difficult journey of Father Marco and Father Francesco MacDonnelli [Mark and…

Letter from the secretary of PF to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Tunis. As the cardinals have been informed about the great mischief among some priests in Tunis, they want to gather all the facts from Jean Le Vacher, in order to put an end to…

Copy of a letter from PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] to Marcello Costa, a missionary in Tunis. As requested, Cerri forwarded him a letter from Mr. Barbottone, which stated that the secretary would be glad to advocate an increase of provision, should he…

Letters from François Veron relating news on heretics in France and requesting the support of PF for his congregation. The note indicates that PF was going to advise Veron to start by approaching the nuncio for support, and that the nuncio's approval…

Copy of a letter from Graio [Gilbert Gray] to [William] Lesley. He writes to the procurator that Lesley, on his departure, urged him to write frequently, as he often complained that the other missionaries did not write often enough. Gray, however,…

Copy of a letter from John Walker, prefect of the Scottish mission, to William Lesley. He writes about the fact that Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] has arrived in Scotland with a letter from Cardinal Barberini which assured him (travel) provisions,…

Letter from PF secretary [Urbano Cerri] to William Lesley, in which he thanks him for the news he had sent. The secretary also assures Lesley that he will take care of the Scottish mission, especially concerning Lesley’s brother. The letter dated 23…

Letter from the secretary of PF to William Lesley, in which he writes that he is very glad to hear that the missionaries in Scotland are doing well, and are making progress. The letter dated 22 June 1678.

Letter from the secretary of PF to William Lesley, in which he writes that he will help Gio’ Iruinio [John Irvin]. The letter also states that he will talk with Lesley about his desire to go to the mission, adding however, that he thinks that Lesley…

Petition on behalf of the procurator of the Scottish mission [William Lesley] to PF. In the letter he mentions several abuses in the Scottish mission, and advises PF to send Alexander Lesley as a visitor to the mission. The notes of the meeting of 16…

Translation of a letter from Alexander Winster to William Lesley. Winster states to have only recently (at the beginning of the month) received the letter and package sent by William Lesley, more than eight or ten months before. They had arrived in…

The nuncio to France, Carlo Roberti de’ Vittori writes to PF, to inform the cardinals that in the East Indies (‘Indie orientali’), France only occupies Madagascar and some small islands. The priests who go there are those sent by CM (‘PP…

Letter from the nuncio to France Fabrizio Spada, to Urbano Cerri, PF secretary. He recommends a Spanish boy of 16 to be taken into the care of PF. The attached letter from Francesco Gatta (a missionary in Tunis) to the nuncio, recounts how this boy…

François Veron's reply to PF's response regarding his proposal to establish a Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith in France; he also wants to send a book he wrote on the method of disputing against heretics.

Petition on behalf of Francesco Gatta and Giovanni Battista de Bonis (priests from the diocese of Matera), to PF. They ask for the faculties to go to the mission of Algiers, and PF notes mention that the same request has been discussed during the PF…

Letter from Georgius Haius [George Hay] to PF stating that he went to the Scottish Benedictine monastery in Ratisbon [Regensburg]. He is now asking for a dispensation of the vow that he took when he studied in the Scottish college in Rome, in order…

Petition on behalf of Georgio Hayo [George Hay] to PF asking to enter the Scottish Benedictine monetary in Germany, despite the vow that he took to serve the Scottish mission, as a secular missionary; he claims to be unsuitable for the mission in…

Petition on behalf of Georgio Hayo [George Hay] to PF asking permission to enter the Scottish Benedictine monastery in Germany, despite the vow that he had taken to go to the Scottish mission. Both the rector of the Scottish College in Rome and the…

Letter from Cardinal Grimaldi (nuncio to France, preparing to end his mandate) regarding the Fathers of the Oratory, who had requested to be recognized as a mission. Grimaldi writes that their main goal is to instruct the "idiots" and not so much to…

Copy of a letter from Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] to [William Lesley?]. He writes that in London he got his missionary patent and a letter from Cardinal "arberino" [Albericci], but no money. Some time ago he arrived in Edinburgh where he met…

Letter from Marcello Costa to the prefect of PF. He writes that he has left Algiers (as ordered by PF), to go to the mission in Bizerte. Costa recounts his troublesome financial situation, and asks that PF give Jean Le Vacher the 30 scudi that he…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 26 April 1689 discussing among other issues, who should be appointed to vicar apostolic in Algiers, now that Michel Monmasson has died. Possible candidates are Francesco Molignano (who was appointed provicar by Michel…

Minutes of PF general meeting of [1684] discussing among other issues, a petition on behalf of the general procurator of the Trinitarians. They ask that the superior of the Trinitarian hospitals in Algiers may be appointed prefect over the mission.…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 6 September 1683 discussing among other issues, a letter from the prefect of the Tripoli mission. He writes that he left the mission out of fear that the Turks would do to him what they did to Jean Le Vacher, (Le…

Letter from PF to Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic in Algiers. The letter states that because several priests of different orders have fled from the hospitals in Algiers, the ruler of Algiers has since banned the administrators of these hospitals. The…

Letter from PF to the prefect of the mission in Tripoli. PF state that the faculties of the vicar apostolic (which were granted to Jean Le Vacher), only regard Algiers and Tunis (as written in the decree of 23 July 1674), and do not regard Tripoli.…

Minutes of PF general meeting of 8 April 1680 discussing among other issues, a report from Alexander Winster, the prefect of the Scottish mission. He writes that, since Francis White died, the Catholics in the Highlands have been suffering. He asks…

Letter from PF to Cardinal Norfolk, stating that the cardinals have decided to forward to him the request for faculties of Alexander Winster (prefect of the Scottish mission). The request was made on behalf of the missionary who has taken the place…

Letter from PF to Gio’ Dom’co [Giovanni Domenico] Galasso in Naples, stating that the cardinals have consented to give him the patents of missionary. He is also instructed to obey Jean Le Vacher, vicar apostolic of Tunis, who will tell him were he…
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