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Preliminary Guide to the Allan H. Gilbert Papers, 1926-1976

Collection Overview

Manuscripts, research files, correspondence, approximately 1287 black-and-white photographs and photostats of documents from various repositories and used in his research, and 3 reels of microfilm. Subjects of the research files and manuscripts include: Dante, Machiavelli, Milton, Jonson, and Aristotle (his POETICS).

Addition (2007-0141; 400 items, 0.5 lin. ft.) contains index files documenting the Gilbert's book collection. Many of these books are now in the collection at the Rare Book, Manuscript and Sepcial Collections Library at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Allan H. Gilbert papers 1926-1976
Creator
Gilbert, Allan H., 1888-
Extent
12.56 Linear Feet , 11,525 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Professional Correspondence
(10 folders)
Box 1
Ariosto and Machiavelli
(14 folders)
Box 1
Boiardo CF 1049, photo-reproduction
(2 folders)
Box 2
Cinque Canti - Codex Toddei
(2 folders)
Box 2
OF 1.1 -24.110, photocopy
Box 2
OF 24.110 - 46. last, photocopy
Box 2
[English] Renaissance Literature and Art
(26 folders)
Box 3
[Classical Literature and Poetics]
(13 folders)
Box 3
Poetics
(28 folders)
Box 4
Orlando Furioso
(6 folders)
Box 4
Machiavelli: Photos of early editions
(3 folders)
Box 4
Machiavelli: Photos of early editions cont.
(5 folders)
Box 5
Orlando Furioso
(17 folders)
Box 5
Poetics
(9 folders)
Box 5
Poetics (cont.)
(39 folders)
Box 6
Text of Cinque Canti 1.69
(Index cards, 2 boxes)
Box 6
Orlando Furioso March '55, vol. 2 of Debenedetti, Microfilm
(3 reels)
Box 6
Machievelli: Photos of early editions
(2 folders)
Box 7
Ariosto, photos of mss.
(3 folders)
Box 7
[Il Testo de Cinque Canti]
Box 7
Vincent de Beauvois, De Morale Principis Institutione, photos of mss.
Box 8
Trinity College Cambridge, ms. No. 347(8)
Box 8
Ryland's Furioso, photos of mss.
(4 folders)
Box 8
Castruccio
Box 9
Cinque Canti Variants- Ribbon Copy (empty)
Box 9
Cinque Canti Variants- Anna maria's Version

English Rejected, copy 3 of copy Anna Maria, 1957 October, Carbon as sent to Laterza

Box 9
The Frick Collection Veronese Wisdom and Strength
Box 9
Florentine Portraits
Box 9
A
Box 9
B
Box 9
C
Box 9
D
Box 9
G
Box 9
H
Box 9
Ariosto 5 Canti and Composition
(two folders)
Box 9
La Poesia (complete carbon with revision by Panope's notes)
(three folders)
Box 9
Virtues II (empty)
Box 9
Metrics of P(aradise) Lost
Box 9
Poesia Postille Carbon
(three folders)
Box 9
Madison Papers
Box 9
[Machiavelli]
Box 9
Victory Winged Nat'l Musemn, Naples; Victory Winged Nat'l Musemn; Victory of Samothrace, Louvre
Box 9
Urania (See Edgar Wind) Astronomy Campanile del Duomo, Firenze
Box 9
Venus, Birth.

Rubens, Musée Royal de Bruxelles. See Johnson Collection: Venus and Vulcan

Box 9
[Letters]
Box 9
[Raccomandate]
Box 9
Manoscritto Senza Lettera
Box 9
MLA 1947

Leopere Minore Di Ariosto. In Writing Should Use Subjunctive After "I Think", "I believe"

Box 9
Lettera
Box 9
2 Negromante
Box 9
Translation of 2 Negromante
Box 9
Monuments

S. Mara Del Popolo, Rome (Virtues Shown); Chiesa di S. Domenico, Bologna( Virtues Shown); Chiesa Di S. Agostino, San Gimignano, by B. Da Maiano (Virtues Shown); Castel Nuovo, Naples, Arco dii Trionfo del Re Alfonso I. D' Aragona

Box 9
Virtues IV, Venetian Lace, Hope, Temperance
Box 9
Winds, See Edgar Wind( empty)
Box 9
Tarquin and Lucretia, by Titian
Box 9
Bronze Head of Persephone 4th Century B.C., Syracus

Persephone and Pluto (Frenth Translation of Ovid, 1539). See Pluto, also Devil

Box 9
Orpheus and Eurydice, paris Psalter
Box 9
Nymph (River),

by fountain (wearing necklace, bracelet, and "a lawn") Cranack?

Box 9
San Marco, Piazza, See Blue Venezia (empty)
Box 9
Silenve, Rubens

Dancing Faun. Nat'l Museum, Naples. See Edgar Wind: Satyr, Bacchus; See Johnson Collection: Faun, Silenvs

Box 9
5 Canti
(six folders)
Box 9
Of Variants Ribbon on Text of Cinque Canti

Rough Copy Corrected to 1956 August 8

Box 9
Anna Marias' Translation for Cinque Canti
Box 9
Hercules in His Bowl (Michigan)

cf. Bacon and Jonson and Herymick (Sp?)

Box 9
Armor Stibbert
Box 9
Croce Bulletin etc (not all here), 1961 February 14
Box 9
Tobit

Botticelli, Florence, Savoldo, Borghese Gallery, Filippino Lippi, Kress Collection, Titian, Venice, Chiesa di San Marziale

Box 9
Peacham
(7 folders)
Box 1
Professional Correspondence
Box 1
Greek Manuscript, photo-reproduction
Box 2

Addition (400 items, 0.5 lin. ft.) contains index files documenting the Gilbert's book collection. Many of these books are now in the collection at the Rare Book, Manuscript and Sepcial Collections Library at Duke University.

Card index files
Box 1

Historical Note

Professor of English at Duke University, specialist in Renaissance Italy.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Allan H. Gilbert Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Allan H. Gilbert Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Katherine A. Crassons, Ming Guo

Completed July 6, 2001

Encoded by Ming Guo, Alice L. Poffinberger

Addition (2007-0141) minimally processed by John Mayrose.

Completed September 26, 2007

Encoded by John Mayrose

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.