Juan Alfonso Guerra y Sandoval: Poems

Scope and Content

'Ocios, que en los suyos, compuso, Dn. Juan Alfonso de Guerra y Sandoval', a collection of 219 autograph sonnets, decimas, romances, quintillas, redondillas and other verses, including deletions and corrections, preceded by a title page and table of contents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Juan Alfonso Guerra y Sandoval is described on the title page as 'Cavallero del Orden de Santiago, Chronista, y Rey de Armas, de S. Mgd. Cavallerizo de la Reyna; Comisario de la Artilleria de Espana, y Reyno de Toledo, y su Baston; y Rexidor perpetuo en estado y Banco de Cavalleros de la Ciud. de Toledo'.

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.

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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., 1970), p. 67.

Custodial History

The volume was purchased from the bookseller Thomas Thorpe by Sir Thomas Phillipps, and became MS 2471 in his library.