Antonio Bertolotti: Schiavitù in Roma

Scope and Content

Antonio Bertolotti, Schiavitù in Roma, in typescript, with an English translation by Sedley Taylor, 'Slavery in Rome from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century', 189 folios.

(Fo. i) Title, 'La Schiavitù in Roma dal Secolo XVI al XIX.', by Antonio Bertolotti; (fo. 1) typescript of Bertolotti's text, in Italian; (fo. ii) title of the English translation by Sedley Taylor; (fo. 1) text of Taylor's translation; (fo. 65*) documents to illustrate the text, in Latin and English; (fo. 113) translator's preface, in English; (fo. 117) further documents, in Latin. At the end is a letter in German from Otto Hassler to [ ], 16 February 1903.

Administrative / Biographical History

Antonio Bertolotti was the principal director of the State Archives, Mantua.

Sedley Taylor (1834-1920) was born on 29 November 1834 at Kingston, Surrey, and educated at University College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was fellow (1861-1869), junior bursar (1866-1869) and librarian (1870-1871) at Trinity, and curate of St. Michael's, Handsworth, Birmingham, 1863-1864. He wrote works on science and music. Taylor died at Hallowfield, Manchester, on 14 March 1920.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Received from the library of Sedley Taylor, 1920.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sedley Taylor in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 130.

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Bertolotti's Schiavitù in Roma was printed in Rome, 1887. Taylor's translation is apparently unprinted.


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