This site provides a curated look at the manuscripts of the Berendt-Brinton collection held by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

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Doctrina [christ]iana en le[n]gua çapoteca [manuscript]

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An 1871 copy of a 1567 collection of Catholic doctrine in the Zapotec language. Contents include texts of prayers (Lord's prayer, Ave Maria); the…

La Pasión [manuscript] : fragmento en lengua zoque

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Texts in the Zoque language relating to the Passion of Christ, in the hand of José M. Sánchez, a priest in Ocozocoautla, in the Mexican state of…

Doctrina christiana en lengua chapaneca [manuscript] : fragmento de un manuscrito anónimo / copiado en facsímile por C. Hermann Berendt, M.D.

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An 1869 copy of a portion of a collection of Catholic texts and prayers from the 17th or 18th century, translated into the Chiapanec language.…

Discurso para el descendimiento del Señor [manuscript]

A sermon or talk on the descent from the Cross, with a description of the crucifixion and suffering of Christ and parenthetical instructions to the…

Nombres proprios en lengua maya [manuscript]

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A bound collection of notes and studies on personal and geographical names in the Maya language. The first and third works are arranged in a…