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MS Port 42

Lopes Vieira, Afonso, 1878-1946. Afonso Lopes Vieira letters to José Bruges de Oliveira and other material, 1916-1933: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Cataloging funded by the Francis P. Scully and Robert G. Scully Class of 1951 Fund.

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Port 42
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lopes Vieira, Afonso, 1878-1946.
Title: Afonso Lopes Vieira letters to José Bruges de Oliveira and other material,
Date(s): 1916-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Portuguese.
Abstract: Primarily letters from Portuguese poet and author Afonso Lopes Vieira, to author, poet, and publicist, José Bruges de Oliveira.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

84M-29. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1984 December 4.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Jessica Suárez

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Afonso Lopes Vieira Letters to José Bruges de Oliveira and Other Material, 1916-1933 (MS Port 42). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lopes Vieira (1878-1946) was a Portuguese poet and author. He was born in Leiria and attended the University of Coimbra, spending the years from 1902 to 1916 as Redactor da Câmara dos Deputados in Lisbon. He resigned that post to spend more time reading and writing poetry and his home (S. Pedro de Moel) became a haven for artists and writers.
José Bruges de Oliveira (b. 1889) was an author, poet, and publicist. He was one of the founders of the journal Tradicão.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Over 60 autograph and typescript letters and postcards from Lopes Vieira to Bruges de Oliveira. Many letters deal with literary matters or personal affairs. Some letters include poems and drawings. Many postcards include images of the Casa de S. Pedro de Moel, and one is a photograph of Lopes Vieira.
Also includes miscellaneous items by or concerning Lopes Vieira such as: autograph poem on a calling card, autograph notes, typescript transcripts of poems, materials concerning the publication of a flier entitled Um Crime, and other miscellany.

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