Marianus Gil de Tejada: Reflectiones ad opus Rev. Albani Buttler

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Marianus Gil de Tejada, 'Reflectiones ad opus Rev. Albani Buttler titulatum vite sanctorum etc.', professedly a refutation of Butler's Lives of the saints, 242 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

Marianus Gil de Tejada was a Spanish priest.

Alban Butler (1711-1773), hagiographer, was educated at Douay, and ordained priest in 1735. He was sent to England in 1746, and became chaplain to Edward, Duke of Norfolk, and the tutor of his heir. Thereafter, he was president of the English College at Saint-Omer, 1768-1773. Butler compiled The lives of the fathers, martyrs, and other principal saints (London, 1756-1759), and published biographies and sermons.

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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by W. Aldis Wright, 1906.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Alban Butler in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, Vol. III (London, 1908), pp. 495-496.

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