Antonio de Solis: Obras

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of sixty-six pieces, including poems, sonnets, romances and epigrams, in the hands of two scribes. There is a table of contents at the end.

Administrative / Biographical History

Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra (1610-1686), dramatist and historian, was born at Alcala de Henares. He studied law at Salamanca, where he began to write plays. He became secretary to the Count of Oropesa, and in 1654 was appointed secretary to Philip IV, and subsequently chronicler of the Indies. He abandoned playwriting after taking orders in 1667. De Solis was the author of Histoire de la conquete du Mexique (1684). He died in Madrid in 1686.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's, 16 June 1970.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to the entry on the volume in Bibliotheca Phillippica (London, Sotheby & Co., 1970), p. 119.

Custodial History

The volume was formerly part of the collection of Don Juan Alfonso Guerra y Sandoval. It became MS 3059 in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps.

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