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Reference files of Albinia de la Mare: 'Correspondence, lectures and notes ([Florence,] B[iblioteca] M[edicea] L[aurenziana], B[ritish] L[ibrary], O[xford,] B[odleian] L[ibrary], et al.)', 1985-2001 and n.d. [c.1990-2000]

MS. 18746/171
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Folder 1: 'To do on return', correspondence and papers, 1999-2001, including requests from researchers and materials relating to

  1. Boccaccio manuscripts and annotators, including images of Toledo, Biblioteca Capitular, MS. 104. 6 (Boccaccio's Dante) and Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 54. 32 (Boccaccio's Apuleius)
  2. the humanistic tradition of Propertius
  3. New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS. 676 (Dante)

Folder 2: 'Lowe lectures Jan-Feb 1987', correspondence, drafts of lectures and papers, 1986-1989, relating to the E.A. Lowe Lectures 1987 given by de la Mare, including texts of

  1. 'Scribes of humanism. Some Reflections on scribes in fifteenth-century Italy. I. The study of humanistic manuscripts. The mobility of scribes'
  2. 'Some long careers: a closer look at Pierantonio Sallando of Reggio'
  3. 'Peer or paragon: the problem of scribal lookalikes. Bartolomeo Sanvito and Antonio Tophio.'

Folder 3: 'Inaug[ural] Lecture', drafts and fair copy of 'Close encounters of a manuscript kind' given by de la Mare at King's College London, 18 Jun 1990, and related papers, [1990]

Folder 4: draft lecture, 'The Chair of Palaeography at the University of London', given to the A[ssociation for] M[anuscripts and] A[rchives in] R[esearch] C[ollections], 12 Dec 1995, [1995]

Folder 5: notes, n.d. [c.2000], many on index cards and some apparently in preparation for an article on Bartolomeo Sanvito, relating to

  1. '[Bartolomeo] Sanvito and Horace'
  2. 'Cosimo addenda'
  3. 'Lodovico Podocataro to check'
  4. 'Revival of earlier forms'
  5. manuscripts of Poggio's De nobilitate
  6. Michael de Ghuardavillis
  7. bibliography

Folder 6: notes, 1985-2000 and n.d. [c.1990-2000], including

  1. 'British Library, manuscripts to see' and similar headings, including descriptions of London, British Library, Add. 16410; Harl. 526; 3686; Cotton Otho. A. vii; Royal 3. A. XIII; 8. E. VII
  2. 'Bodley to do'
  3. 'Naples to check', list of manuscripts with short descriptions, relating to Bartolomeo Sanvito, Curlo, Agnolo di Jacopo de' Dinuzi, Jacopo di Poggio Bracciolini, Cinico, Piero Cennini, Pomponio Leto, early Florentine, possibly Poggio scribe
  4. description of Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 50. 44 (with ex-libris of Cosimo de' Medici)


  • Creation: 1985-2001 and n.d. [c.1990-2000]


1 box (6 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 18746/171

Former reference:

Archive A. C. de la Mare, sect. II., cont. LIV