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From Manuel de Medina Verdes y Cabaña (Seville), 1818 November 18
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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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
From Manuel de Medina Verdes y Cabaña (Seville); Vicente Llorens Collection of Blanco White Family Materials, C0075, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 10
- Blanco White, Fernando