Emmanuele Aponte: Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament

Scope and Content

Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, in alphabetical order, with the Italian equivalent for each word, and one reference in each instance. The volume was apparently compiled by Aponte for his pupil Francis G. Hare[-Naylor].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Spanish priest Father Emmanuele Aponte was employed by Francis Hare-Naylor (1753-1815) in 1797 to tutor his eldest son Francis. Hare-Naylor had married Georgiana Shipley in 1783, and settled in northern Italy, where his four sons were born. He returned to England on the death of his father in 1797, entrusting three of his children, including Francis, to the care of Clotilda Tambroni and Aponte. Aponte taught Francis, then 11 years of age, to read and write Greek. This arrangement lasted until 1799, when the Hare-Naylors returned to Italy to fetch their children back to England.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Probably purchased, date unknown.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Francis Hare-Naylor senior in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, Vol.VIII (London, 1908), pp. 1258-1259.

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