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Nine letters, chiefly in Italian

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MS. Add. A. 102
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Nine letters, chiefly in Italian, among which are:

  1. (fol. 1) one from Francesco Scipione Maffei, May 20, 1718, in Italian;
  2. (fol. 5) from Girolamo Tiraboschi to Giambattista Bodoni, the Parmese printer, Aug. 15, 1791: two others to Bodoni, 1801-1803, are at fols. 9, 11;
  3. (fol. 7) from Lodovico principe di Parma, Oct. 15, 1797;
  4. (fol. 11) from Ugo Foscolo, the poet, June 22, 1803;
  5. (fol. 13) from baron Georges Cuvier, March 20, 1811, in French.


  • Creation: written in 1718-1830


23 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 102, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 102

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18720


Nine letters, chiefly in Italian, written in 1718-1830.

Biographical / Historical

Francesco Scipione Maffei (1675-1755) was a writer and art critic.

Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794) was a literary critic and historian of Italian literature.

Louis I, born Lodovico di Parma (1773–1803), was King of Etruria.

Ugo Foscolo (1778–1827) was a poet and revolutionary.

Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric, Baron Cuvier, alias Georges Cuvier (1769–1832), was a naturalist and zoologist.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28963.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Jules Guggenheim on Aug. 5, 1869, for 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 1/4 × 8 in.

Nine letters, chiefly in Italian
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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