Collection of autograph letters and poems by Pellico, Manzoni, Eleonora Duse, Verga, Fogazzaro and others, c.1839-1922
including by Pellico (about the writer and political activist Pietro De Rossi di Santarosa, 28 August 1839, with a carte-de-visite), Manzoni (a note, suggesting an epigram for a title page, quoting Socrates and Callicles in Plato's Gorgias), Eleonora Duse (3 letters to the feminist author Sibilla Aleramo and others, with 8 autograph envelopes, 1877-1922), Verga (to Broglio, apologizing for not writing a piece about Goldoni), Sem Benelli (to Broglio, about the company at the Teatro Manzoni in 1901), Triluzzi (autograph manuscript of his poem "Una povera Lucciola", sent to Edoardo de Fonseca), Boccafurni (his poem 'Ora grigia'), Pascoli (incomplete), Ojetti (about Verdi), Costetto, Roberto Bracco, De Amicis, Bolzoni, Paladini, Novaro (about Goldoni), Giovanni Emanuel and Tommaso Salvini
27 items, many with envelopes, several addressed to the Conte Luigi Grabinski-Broglio, director of the Teatro Manzoni in Milan, 1839-c.1922
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