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Mota, A. Teixeira da (Avelino Teixeira); Hair, P. E. H. (Paul Edward Hedley) / Jesuit documents on the Guinea of Cape Verde and the Cape Verde Islands, 1585-1617: in English translation
(1989)

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The material is in the form in which it was originally typed up over a
period of years, and hence is not always consistently presented. Almost all
the documents are individually paginated. I have prepared a list of the
documents and numbered the items. The numbers are given on the coloured
sheet preceding each document - the series of J numbers   (JB,JS,JAA, etc)
should be ignored. My list indicates all the documents whose original is
to
be found in Bra'sio, and the additional documents contributed by Teixeira
da
Mota normally supply a statement of their provenance. But in one or two
instances (notably the important Alvares letter of 1616) I do not know
exactly where the original is to be found.      It should be noted that
sometimes Teixeira da Mota did not use the same copy of a document as Brasio
did (or the same system of transcription or the same degree of modernisation
of the language), and occasionally was able to contribute additional
material from another document, points normally explained in footnotes (and
cormented on in more detail in my articles).
P.E.H.H.


 


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