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Ms. Codex 630 - Marthe-Simplicité, Sœur - Recueil 1764-1770. Les discours, Tom. II
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Marthe-Simplicité, Sœur.
Recueil 1764-1770. Les discours, Tom. II [manuscript] / de la Sr. Marthe-Simplicité.
Physical description:
204 leaves : paper ; 191 x 135 (160 x 110) mm. bound to 191 x 145 mm.
Spiritual journal with entries dated from 12 January 1764 to 7 November 1770; entries made at irregular intervals, occasionally daily, but more often with a week or several weeks intervening between entries. Dated entries describe events or letters received within a religious community of women, possibly Carmelite (f. 11v). Each entry concludes with a prayer or series of prayers or meditations. Describes and sometimes quotes letters received from Sr. Benjamin, who is suffering from serious illness. Illnesses of community members, including tuberculosis and intestinal illnesses, are described in some entries, along with descriptions of medical and herbal remedies.
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 2r), written in a different hand from the text.
Foliation: Paper, ii (contemporary paper) + 204 + i (contemporary paper); [1-204]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Binding: Contemporary calf, rebacked.
Origin: Written from 1764 to 1770.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 630
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 630
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