The Archive of the Monastery of the Dominican nuns of Saint Rose of Santiago de Chile is one of the four most ancient and important archive of feminine writing of the country. Started in 1680 as beguine convent and instituted as a monastery in 1754,the Dominican nuns were characterized by an intense cultural and intellectual life reflected in the documents of the archive, library, and oral tradition and art heritage. Its manuscripts are mostly unknown to researchers. Include topics such as: accounts; income, investiture of habits, professions of vows and dowry; elections of authorities; pastoral visits; benefactors; legacies and inheritance; censuses and chaplaincies; inventories; authorizations; health; kitchen; spiritual reflections; chronicles, autobiographies, correspondences and obituaries.
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Contains the letters sent by Sister Dolores Peñalillo, between the years 1763 and 1766, to her confessor, the Reverend Father Manuel Alvarez belonging to the Company of Jesus. ...
Contains documents on different topics as relics and letters sent from Rome. ...
Letter of Francisco de P. Prezanilla, requesting pay of chaplaincy, undated; construction of a pond, 1890 (copy of the original 1884); sale of a female slave, undated; about the dowry of the daughter of Mr. Julian of Arechabala, a novice in the convent, un ...