Eighteenth-Century Political and Other Papers

Scope and Content

Political papers, verses, and other miscellaneous material, 160 folios.

(Fo. 1) Three drafts of a memorandum or treatise on political and social reform in France, in French, dated 1780-1783, 1788 and September 1789. The concluding section and index are at fos 82-83.

(Fo. 84) Copy of Capitulations agreed between England and Turkey, in Italian, 1675.

(Fo. 94) Portions of a treatise on conchology, by an English writer, in Italian.

(fo. 143) [Jacques] Montet, 'Observations sur les Castors qu'on trouve dans le bas Languedoc', in French, 1757.

(Fo. 147) Joannes Franciscus Barberius, verses addressed to John Strange, British resident at Venice, in Latin, 1773-1788.

(Fo. 148) Various verses, including some addressed to Countess Stella de'Medici, Andrea Corner, Maria Toscarini Corner and Countess Giulia dal Pozzo de'Medici, in Italian.

(Fo. 155) Copy of the will of Sansuga Ridotto, in Italian.

(Fo. 158) Possibly a farewell address to P. Paoli on leaving Corsica in 1769, in French.

(Fo. 159) Copies of two letters dealing with the occupation of the Republic of San Marino by Cardinal Alberoni, in Italian, 1740.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1922.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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