Miscellaneous Italian autographs, 18th century-1978, of Aleardo Aleardi (1), Luisa Bccara (1), Cesare Foligno (1), Giuseppe Garibaldi (2), Paolo Giannoli (1), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1), Pietro Metastasio (1), Jules de Sivrai (1), Peter Brown (1), Sir John Rigby Hale (6), Giuseppe Ungaretti (2), and a map of medieval Florence by ?Philip H. Wicksteed.
Miscellaneous Italian autographs
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- ReferenceGB 486 MS. IT/ALEARDI.1; MS. IT/BCCARA.1; MS. IT/DANTE.1; MS. IT/FOLIGNO.1; MSS. IT/GARIBALDI.1-2; MS. IT/GIANNOLI.1; MS. IT/MARINETTI.1; MSS. IT/METASTASIO.1-2; MS. IT/SIVRAI.1; MSS. IT/TALBOT D'ALESSANDRO.1-7; MSS. IT/UNGARETTI.1-2
- Dates of Creation18th century-1978
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialItalian, English, and French.
- Physical Description20 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The collection includes autographs of Aleardo Aleardi (1812-78), poet; Luisa Bccara (1892-1985), pianist; Cesare Foligno (1878-1965), Taylor Lecturer in Italian; Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-82), guerilla fighter; Paolo Giannoli (fl 1955); Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), futurist writer; Pietro Metastasio (1698-1782), poet and librettist; Jules de Sivrai (fl 1868), composer; Peter Melville Brown (fl 1953); Sir John Rigby Hale (1923-99), Renaissance historian and public servant; ?Philip H. Wicksteed (1844-1927), English economist with an interest in Dante scholarship; and Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970), poet.
The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by author, except where the subject is deemed to be more important.
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Most of the manuscripts were acquired during the librarianship of the late Donald Martell Sutherland, Librarian 1949-70.
Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
D. Santini, The letters and papers of modern European writers and others in the library of the Taylor Institution (Oxford, 1996) is mounted at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylor/finding-resources/special-collections.