Papers of Giordano Bruno Cavagna (1921-1966)

Scope and Content

The papers consist of copies of typescript of the then unpublished work Metafisico classica e cristiana.

Administrative / Biographical History

Giordano Bruno Cavagna was born in Bologna, Italy, on 26 January 1921. He was Professor of History and Natural Philosophy at Minghetti, an academic institution in Bologna specialising in Classical Studies. His publications include La soluzione kantiana del problema epistemologico fondamentale (1962) and La dottrina della conoscenza in Enrico Bergson (1965). Between the years 1961 and 1966 he was working on his Metafisico classica e cristiana. Giordano Bruno Cavagna died in Bologna on 17 May 1966.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from Signora Anna R. Cavagna, Bologna, July 1987, Accession no. E88.38.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Alternative Form Available

Copies sent by Cavagna's widow to 20 academic institutions in Italy and abroad.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.