Catecismoob Ti Le Metodistaoob compilado yetel publicado Tioklal Le Utuxtah..., [between 1875 and 1900].

Manuscript, Book
  • Spanish
  • Mayan languages
1 v. (26 leaves) : paper ; 17 x 11 cm.


Former owner
Contained in
Robert Garrett collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s.
[between 1875 and 1900].
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Summary note
Manuscript written in an unidentified hand, probably dating to the late 19th-century, apparently a catechism in Maya for Methodists. The Maya title says it is to be used in the family and schools. Includes a catechism with questions first in Spanish then in Mayan-Yucatec (p. 3-14); p. 15-20 are blank; extracts from a medical botanical ms. with the heading "Conosimiento y virtudes de las yerbas Yucatecas estractadas del manuscripto que dejo D. Richardo Osada -- alias el Judio" (p. 21-51); p. 52 is blank. Leaves are unnumbered.
  • Title supplied by William E. Gates.
  • "68"--Label, written in pen on f. 1r.
  • "Catecismo en Maya - Methodist"--Written in pen on cover.
Binding note
Bound in a fragment of a folder with the monogram of the American Art Association; in cloth box.
Language note
Text in Spanish and Yucatec.
Previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1949.
Cite as
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 68, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other title(s)
  • Conosimiento y virtudes de las yerbas Yucatecas
  • Catecismo en Maya - Methodist
Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
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