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(Seville) Rough Draft, 1802 October 9
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of manuscripts related to four generations of the Blanco White family, spanning two centuries: works, diaries, correspondence, documents, accounts and expense records, and printed material. Joseph Blanco White, the Spanish-English writer and religious figure, remains the focus of the collection; however, his brother Fernando, a politician and intellectual of 19th-century Seville, also accounts for a substantial part of the material.
Included are autograph manuscripts of several of Joseph's literary efforts-- Cartas Sobre España (novel first published in English in 1822), Luisa De Bustamante (unfinised novel, 1839-1840), "Reader, thou look'st upon a barren page..." (poem, 1837); Fernando's diaries (1808-1814, 1817, 1820-1829, 1834-1848), which document daily activities in 19th-century Spain; correspondence, particularly by and to Joseph, Fernando, and their father, Guillermo, showing the development of Joseph's political and religious ideas, Fernando's ambitions, and family affairs; and academic, ecclesiastical, municipal, and legal documents that support Joseph and Fernando's various careers.
Also included are 19th-century Spanish school exercises, sermons, and prayers, and family birth, wedding, and death certificates, as well as other genealogical material relating to the Blanco White family.
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(Seville) Rough Draft; Vicente Llorens Collection of Blanco White Family Materials, C0075, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 7
- Blanco White, Fernando