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MS Span 92

Ferdinand V, King of Spain, 1452-1516. Ferdinand V, King of Spain correspondence, 1473 -1525: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Span 92
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Ferdinand V, King of Spain correspondence,
Date(s): 1473 -1525.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Spanish.
Abstract: Letters to and from members of the Spanish royal family, including Ferdinand V and his wife Queen Isabella I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-97. Presented by Mr. Oliver Wolcott ('13) and Mr. Samuel Huntington Wolcott, Jr. ('33), of South Hamilton, MA and 1726 Canton Avenue, Milton 86, Massachusetts.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ferdinand V, King of Spain Correspondence, 1473 -1525 (MS Span 92). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille married in 1469 and became the King and Queen of Spain (1479-1504); their grandson Charles V was the King of Spain (1516-1556) and the Holy Roman Emperor (1517- 1556).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Includes four letters: one from Maria Fernández de Córdova y Aguilar to Ferdinand V, one from Ferdinand V to Miguel Pérez de Alamazán, one from Isabella to Juan II, King of Aragon, and one from Charles V to [Juan de la Cerda], Duke of Medina-Celi. The letter from Cordova to Ferdinand outlines his concerns regarding the Italian wars and the succession of Castile. Ferdinand's letter to Miguel Pérez de Alamazán inquires about the condition and location of various naval units. Charles V's letter concerns the treatment of guests received by the Duke of Medina-Celi.

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