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Antonio Magliabechi letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0335
Abstract

The collection consists of one hand-written letter of Florentine bibliophile, Antonio Magliabechi. The letter is written in Italian and bound into a volume along with a typescript English translation. Also in the volume is a copy of D'Israeli's biographical description of Magliabecchi from Curiosities of Literature. The letter was written August 24, 1697 to author, Giovanni Giustino Ciampini (1633-1698).

Dates: 1697

Castelfranco Altarpiece essay

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0232
Abstract

Collection consists of an untitled, hand-written essay written in Italian and dated December 2, 1803. The essay describes the restoration in 1803 of the "Castelfranco Altarpiece," a painting by Giorgione.

Dates: 1803 December 2

Dorothy L. Sandler papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0227
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection relate largely to Sandler's journalism career in Italy from 1957 to 1975. The correspondence deals with journalistic assignments and most of the writings are pieces which she did for the "Daily American" in Rome, the "New York Times," or various travel magazines. Her personal life is somewhat revealed through the material on "Timignano" the home outside of Siena in Tuscany where she and her husband Grove Haines lived from...
Dates: approximately 1920-1987

Giuseppe Marchi treatise on the plague

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0456
Abstract

Giuseppe Marchi was an archeologist, born at Tolmezzo near Udine, 22 February 1795; he died at Rome, 10 February 1860. Collection consists of a manuscript transcription of "Orazione che usarano contre la peste nella citta di Trento e prelati che vi erano presenti per il Sacro Concilio ad altre orazioni ed antifone contro il male contagioso," originally published in 1582.

Dates: 1836

Informatione in causa della lite fra poveri e[t?] ricchi delli Hebrei [Documents concerning the litigation between poor and rich Jews]

 Collection — Box: BW-7
Identifier: MS-0732
Abstract Following the Spanish and Portuguese expulsions at the end of the 15th century, the resulting influx of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula often resulted in strained relationships between the new arrivals and the members of native Jewish communities in which they relocated. A folio such as this is an early 17th century copy of documents concerning this historical episode. This item is an informational document, detailing issues of litigation between affluent, longer established Jews and...
Dates: circa 1600

Italian press photographs of the "Years of Lead" protests

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0743
Abstract

The present collection is a visual account of the tumultuous period known in Italy as the "anni di piombo" (Years of Lead), from the 1960s to 1980s. These black-and-white press photographs document workers' strikes, riots, student demonstrations, and protest marches in Italy, principally Rome, Milan, Turin, and Naples. The collection spans 1969 to 1982.

Dates: 1969 - 1982

Italian recipe book

 Collection — Box: BW-20
Identifier: MS-0446
Abstract

This recipe book was written by Antonio Leoni of Arezzo in 1749. The book appears to be in two hands, and includes medicinal remedies as well. It is not known whether or not Leoni copied these from another source.

Dates: 1749

Italian visiting cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0692
Abstract

This collection consists of six engraved Italian visiting cards from approximately 1780.

Dates: approximately 1780