Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Letters of Italian Patriots, 1754-1874

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0652
Bib ID 4078932 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Title Letters of Italian Patriots, 1754-1874
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) Italian , English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.






This group of thirteen letters, one document, one signed card, fourteen portraits, and one portrait medal relates to six distinguished Italian patriots who were prominent in the unification of Italy in the 19th century. The collection includes one letter and one portrait of Count Camillo Benso Cavour (1810-1861); three letters and three portraits of Domenico Cirillo (1739-1799); two letters and two portraits of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882); one letter and one portrait of Giuseppe Guisti (1809-1850); six letters, one signed card, and six portraits of Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872); and one document, one portrait, and one portrait medal of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820-1878). The letters are in many cases accompanied by transcriptions and translations as they are chiefly in Italian. The portraits are engravings and photographs.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Letters of Italian Patriots; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Alternate Form Available

Translations available in part.

Transcriptions available in part.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number--M-59.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-10-16 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Cavour, Camillo Benso, conte di, 1810-1861 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cirillo, Domenico, 1739-1799 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Giusti, Giuseppe, 1809-1850 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Italy -- History -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1789-1870 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patriotism -- Italy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Victor Emmanuel , King of Italy, II, 1820-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID