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Saint Francis de Sales papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 447

Scope and Contents

Handwritten correspondence, a list, and licenses, including one printed form with handwritten notations. The letters are by Francis, Pierre Francois Faius (Vicar-general of the Geneva diocese), Charles Auguste de Sales (Francis' nephew and successor as Bishop of Geneva), and Antoine Favre (a friend of Francis). Also included is a typewritten biography of Francis.


  • 1610-1652


Language of Materials

Materials are in French, Latin, and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Saint Francis de Sales was a French Roman Catholic preacher, doctor of the Church, and key figure in the Catholic Reformation in France.


11 folders (1.1 linear ft.)

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Saint Francis de Sales papers
Leslie Evens
2011 October 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States