Italian Accounts of the Political Situation in Spain and Italy, 1630-1644

Scope and Content

Transcripts from the 17th century of accounts of political and military events in Spain and Italy, 1630-44. The volumes have the book-plates of H.E. Napier and Thomas Hodgkin. The transcripts are accompanied by letters, regarding their provenance: John Bohn to Thomas Hodgkin (1875), Luigi Firpo to Edward C. Hodgkin (1978), and Edward C. Hodgkin to the London Library (1992).

MS.Add.8930 Account of the Spanish political situation, 1630, and the fall of Olivares, 1644. 103pp.

MS.Add.8931 Tracts and letters on conflicts between Pope Urban VIII and rival Italian states and families, 1642-44. 192pp.

Administrative / Biographical History

The volumes were originally part of a collection of Italian manuscripts formed by Henry Edward Napier (1789-1853), historian of Florence.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1992.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The volumes were purchased by Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913), historian, after the death of Henry Napier, and divided among his descendants after his death.