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MS Ital 112

Sneyd, Walter, 1809-1888, compiler. Walter Sneyd collection of early modern documents: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Ital 112
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sneyd, Walter, 1809-1888, compiler.
Title: Walter Sneyd collection of early modern documents,
Date(s): 1363-1800 (inclusive), 1600-1800 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.25 linear ft.)
Abstract: Documents of German emperors and European nobility compiled by English caricaturist and minister Walter Sneyd.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Purchased with the Nash fund; received: 1973 July 1.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Walter Sneyd Collection of Early Modern Documents (MS Ital 112). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sneyd was an English amateur caricaturist and minister.

Scope and Contents

Contains chiefly manuscripts copied in unidentified hands in the late 17th and early 18th centuries of earlier compositions and letters, including documents attributed to various Holy Roman Emperors (Friedrich I, Heinrich VII, and Leopold I), an autograph manuscript by Kaspar Schoppe concerning the works of Machiavelli, and manuscripts in unidentified hands by Paolo Sarpi concerning life in Venice under papal interdict (1606), among other subjects. Also includes a mid-14th century manuscript in an unidentified hand of an investigative report about the disposition of Church property in the diocese of Korone, Greece.

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