Francisco Martinez de la Rosa: Lo que puede un empleo

Scope and Content

A prose comedy in two acts dated 'Coruna 1813', probably transcribed from the edition printed at Cadiz in 1812.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa (1787-1862) was born at Granada, Spain, on 10 March 1787. He was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Granada, and later served in government, becoming prime minister in 1834. He wrote plays, including La conjuracion de Venecia, as well historical novels and political histories. He died at Madrid on 7 February 1862.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's, 1973.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to the entry on the collection in Bibliotheca Phillippica (London, Sotheby & Co., 1973), p. 168.

Custodial History

The volume was formerly MS 20857 in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and was part of the sale of his library at Sotheby's on 26 June 1973