Poesias serias y morales

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  • Reference
      GB 12 MS.Add.7946
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1703
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

A collection of sixty-nine poetical manuscripts bound into one volume. The documents are mainly concerned with Sancho Dvila y Osorio (d. 1689), Marqus de Astorga, de Velada y de San Roman, who became Viceroy of Valencia in 1664, and later Viceroy of Naples and Mayordomo mayor, and with his father, Antonio Dvila y Toldeo (1590-1666), Marqus de Velada, Governor and Captain-General of Milan. One of the poems is in the former's hand.

Administrative / Biographical History


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 volume in Bibliotheca Phillippica (London, Sotheby & Co., 1973), p. 169.

Custodial History

The volume was purchased from the bookseller Thomas Thorpe by Sir Thomas Phillipps, and became MS 2405 in his library. It was part of the sale of his collection at Sotheby's on 26 June 1973.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds a volume of poems, MS.Add.7939, which was probably owned by Antonio Pedro Sancho Dvila y Osorio, and includes a poem about him.


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