Proyecto de Constituciones para Del Colegio de Niñas Educandas de San Franc[is]co de Sales, Presentado a S.E.Y. por el Auturor del Espresado Colegio [manuscript caption title]. [Havana], [January 28, 1685].

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Manuscript document featuring an early draft of the constitution for El Colegio de Niñas Educandas de San Francisco de Sales, one of the first women's schools in Cuba, established in Havana in 1689. The title of the present manuscript roughly translates to, "Draft Constitution for the College of Female Students at San Fran[is]co de Sales, presented to S.E.Y. by the Authority of the expressed College." This draft is dated on January 28, 1685, four years before the school opened.The constitution is organized into sixteen sections or chapters ("Capitulos"),encompassing 117 articles in total. The chapters and subordinate articles provide the information governing various aspects of the school, such as the purpose and nature of the school ("Del objeto y Naturaleza del Colegio"); the duties of its officials and teachers; the schedule of the school's activities; the guidelines for exams, holidays, meals, and visitors; information on proper confession; and specifics for school uniforms ("Del trage de las Colegialas").
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