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Guide to the Abraham Zacarías López Penha letters, 1894-1925 and undated

Abstract

Novelist and poet, editor of the modernist journal REVISTA AZUL. Born to a Jewish family in 1865 in Willemstad, Curacao, emigrated to Colombia in 1887, died in 1927 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Collection features letters to López Penha from a wide variety of Latin American and European literary and intellectual figures, many of them Jewish. Correspondents include Venezuelan journalist Nicanor Bolet Peraza; Peruvian novelists Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera and Clorinda Matto de Turner; Cuban authors Aurelia Castillo de Gonzáles and Enrique Hernandez Miyares; English novelist H. Rider Haggard; Mexican poet Amado Nervo; European Jewish activists Max Simon Nordau, Angel Pulido, and Israel Zangwill; Spanish authors Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Miguel de Unamuno; and many others. The majority of the letters are written in Spanish, a few are in English.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
López Penha, A. Z. (Abraham Zacarías), 1865-1927.
Title
Abraham Zacarías López Penha letters 1894-1925 and undated
Language of Materials
Spanish
Extent
0.2 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection features letters to López Penha from a wide variety of Latin American and European literary and intellectual figures, many of them Jewish. Correspondents include Venezuelan journalist Nicanor Bolet Peraza; Peruvian novelists Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera and Clorinda Matto de Turner; Cuban authors Aurelia Castillo de Gonzáles and Enrique Hernandez Miyares; English novelist H. Rider Haggard; Mexican poet Amado Nervo; European Jewish activists Max Simon Nordau, Angel Pulido, and Israel Zangwill; Spanish authors Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Miguel de Unamuno; and many others. The majority of the letters are written in Spanish, a few are in English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Novelist and poet, editor of the modernist journal REVISTA AZUL. Born to a Jewish family in 1865 in Willemstad, Curacao, emigrated to Colombia in 1887, died in 1927 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Abraham Zacarías López Penha Letters, 1894-1925 and undated, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, February 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, February 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0155

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.