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HERRAN, Jeronimo (er-rahn'), clergyman, born in Spain in the latter part of the 18th century. The date of his death is unknown. He belonged to the Jesuit order, was sent to labor among the Indians of Paraguay, and afterward appointed procurator-general of the Paraguayan mission. His works are "Relacion Historial de las Misiones de los Indies, que Haman Chiquitos, que estan a cargo de los Padres de la Compania de Jesus en la Pro-vincia del Paraguay" (Madrid, 1726);" Letter of Father Herran to His Excellency the Marquis de Castel-Fuerte, Viceroy of Peru, on the Events that happened among the Thirty Tribes who live under the Laws of the Jesuits" (Buenos Ayres, 1733); and two reports on missions that are published in "Lettres edifiantes et curieuses" (Paris, 1843). The works of Father Herran were translated into German" and published in the " Neue Weltbote," edited by Father Stocklein.
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