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Christopher Columbus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00236

Scope and Contents

A handmade and handwritten booklet by Giovanni de Simoni, dated October 14, 1849, entitled “Transcript of three Autograph Letters of Christopher Columbus and of one Letter to Him from Old Bank of Saint George in Genoa:  Dated in the years 1502 and 1503. Copied from the Originals in the Doge’s Or Ducal Palace at Genoa."  Includes an October 14, 1849 from Giovanni Desimoni, Genova, to "Signore" about the transcript.  Written in Italian.

Letter from F. Rogue Cocchia, Archbishop of Sirace, Santa Domingo, to Professor Charles G. Gomperts, professor of Spanish Literature and to Joseph G. Rowell, Librarian of the University of California, Berkeley, regarding his work on Columbus, written in Spanish and dated October 10, 1880.  Includes the original and a typed translation.

Dates

  • 1849,1880

Creator

Language of Materials

English Spanish;Castilian Italian

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Acquisition Information:

Gift.
Title
Guide to the Christopher Columbus Collection
Date
2017-01-31
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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