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Guide to the Gerard Freiherr van Swieten note, 1765, Dec. 15

Summary

ANS. Reviews A.M. Salvini's Italian translation of Xenophon of Ephesus, "Di Senofonte Efesio degli Amori di Abrocome e d'Anzia", sent to the Empress Maria Theresa by the Chancellery of Hungary. Condemns the essay appended to the second edition of the volume, "Cicalata sopra una ceria curiosa statuetta", as "tres impudique". Note is evidence of Swieten's function as censor to the Empress' library. A typed transcript and an English translation are available.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10895
Title
Gerard Freiherr van Swieten note
Date
1765, Dec. 15
Creator
Swieten, Gerard, Freiherr van, 1700-1772
Extent
1 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in French

Collection Overview

ANS. Reviews A.M. Salvini's Italian translation of Xenophon of Ephesus, "Di Senofonte Efesio degli Amori di Abrocome e d'Anzia", sent to the Empress Maria Theresa by the Chancellery of Hungary. Condemns the essay appended to the second edition of the volume, "Cicalata sopra una ceria curiosa statuetta", as "tres impudique". Note is evidence of Swieten's function as censor to the Empress' library. A typed transcript and an English translation are available.

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Gerard Freiherr van Swieten note, 1765, Dec. 15, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

Dutch physician; personal physician and advisor to Empress Maria Theresa.


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Finding aid derived from MARC record using DukeMARC2EAD-HOMproject.xsl, December 2014

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General note

Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection.