At 07:27 AM 12/21/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm hoping for some suggestions from this very well-informed list. I have
>been searching, in vain, for about a year, for a letter written in 1275 to
>Gregory X from the Dominican Prior of the Province of France, asking him
>to canonize Louis IX. I know this letter exists, but have never seen a
>citation for it. I have looked at the registers of Gr. X, but these are
>only outgoing. I have gone through the MOHP, but none there. Does anybody
>have any idea where I could find this, or even where I might look. The
>secondary sources which tell me this letter exists, and that it was dated
>to July 1275, are uniform in refusing to tell me where to go look. Any
>sleuthing help would be hugely appreciated.
>Thankyou to everyone.
I'd suggest contacting the archives of the Order of Preachers in Rome, who
I think are online. Undoubtedly their scholars have prepared collections of
documents. I know that in the Order of Friars Minor there is a monumental
Annales Minorum which contains all kinds of letters of this type; I'd
expect the Dominicans have the same somewhere.
Sincerely in Christ,
Br. Alexis Bugnolo
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