MS Ital 65
De Bosis, Lauro, 1901-1931. Lauro De Bosis papers, 1917-1933: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Ital 65
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: De Bosis, Lauro, 1901-1931.
Title: Lauro De Bosis papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Italian, French, and English.
Abstract: Correspondence, papers, and notes of Italian anti-fascist poet Lauro De Bosis.
56M-220. Gift of Miss Ruth Draper; received: 1946-1947.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open
Lauro De Bosis Papers, 1917-1933 (MS Ital 65). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
De Bosis was an Italian poet who was killed in 1931 after dropping anti-fascist leaflets
from an airplane over Rome.
Contains de Bosis's correspondence and other papers, chiefly relating to his anti-fascist
activities in Italy and his flight over Rome in 1931. His papers include typescripts
of poems with revisions and notes, unpublished essays, drafts and printed copies of
anti-fascist leaflets. Collection also contains correspondence about De Bosis from
Romain Rolland, Ruth Draper, and others; clandestine bulletins of Alleanza Nazionale;
and some miscellaneous items.
- (1). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. 18 letters to Francesco Luigi Ferrari; 1930-1931.
Includes 4 telegrams and one visiting card with note; also typed transcripts, and
typed English translations of the letters. Most deal with preparations for the flight
- (2). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. 1 A.L.s.to Jean Loyson; [n.p.] 15 Mar 1919. 2s.(6p.)
On the death of his brother Valente; enclosing a newspaper clipping on the subject.
- (3). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. 5 letters (typed copies) to Eric Wood; [v.p.] 1930-1931.
Plans for the flight over Rome, with a detailed letter of advice from Wood to de Bosis.
- (4). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. 3 A.L.s.to Professor [Gaetano Salvemini?]; Paris 
- (5). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. A.L.s.to [the Italian ambassador to the U.S.A.]; Bern  1s.(2p.)
- (6). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. 3 autograph poems; [n.p.] 1925.
Two are in Italian, one in French. With 3 printed copies of one of the Italian poems. Written during a lecture tour in the United States.
- (7). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. A.MS.(unsigned); 1925. 2s.(4p.)
Itinerary of lecture tour in the United States. With typed transcript.
- (8). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. Histoire de ma mort. A.MS.s.(positive photostat); [n.p., 1931] 7f.(7p.)
- (9). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931? [Correspondence with various persons regarding air route from London to Bombay via Italy]; [v.p.] 1926-1927. 1 folders
- (10). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. [Unpublished essays] A.MS. and TS.; [n.p.,n.d.] 1 folders
Includes: notes for an essay on poetry; The religion of liberty; The religion of tomorrow; Toward the unity of Europe; The humanism of Italian civilization.
- (11). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. [Drafts and printed copies of the leaflets thrown out over Rome, 1931] 1 folders
- (12). Bosis, Lauro de, 1901-1931. [Miscellaneous TS., mostly copies] 1 folders
- (14). Bosis, Lilian (Vernon) de. 4 A.L.s.to [Lauro de Bosis]; [n.p.] Feb-Apr 1931.
- (15). Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944. Euphorion [introduction to French trans. of Lauro de Bosis, Icaro] A.MS.s.; [n.p.] 15 Feb 1933. 13f.(13p.)
Inscribed to Ruth Draper. With negative photostat.
- (16). Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944. 5 A.L.s.to Ruth Draper; Zürich and Villeneuve, 11 Jun 1932 - 24 Feb 1933.
With negative photostats.
- (17). Rainer, Max. 2 letters to Ruth Draper; Munich, 1926-1931.
Rainer supplied the plane for de Bosis's flight, and the first letter contains details of the take-off.
- (18). [Acknowledgements from libraries, colleges, and schools, to whom Ruth Draper presented books by de Bosis] 1 folders
- (19). [Miscellaneous material: offprints, etc.] 1 folders
- (20). Alleanza nazionale, Italy. [Clandestine bulletins nos. 1-9 and 11; Jul-Dec 1930]
Mimeographed. No.9 incomplete.