Correspondence from Geoffrey Parker

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Geoffrey Parker, historian, to Calvin Wells. Subjects include a discussion on Parker's research on the Spanish Army in the 16th century, including the types of illness the troops may have suffered and the contemporary means of curing them, military hospitals in Genoa at the time, the military historians Corelli Barnet and Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart, and Parkers potential contribution to 'Readers Digest' World Atlas, a discussion on a plague which decimated Lombardy in 1629 - 31 attributed to 10,000 German soldiers who marched to fight Spain in the war of Mantua, literature about the spread of the plague in 16th century in Europe.