STEPHENSON, WALTER T. Papers re Demetrius Canevarius, ca. 1890-1898
Walter T. Stephenson: Papers Relating to Demetrius Canevarius
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Stephenson, Walter T.
Demetrius Canevarius: Physician, Philosopher, and Bibliophile: typescripts and research documents by Walter T. Stephenson and John Stockton Hough.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Demetrio Canevari (1559-1625) was a native of Genoa. He probably studied medicine and was known as an author and philosopher. He settled in Rome, where he lived modestly in order to collect over 1800 books in the fields of medicine, philosophy, classics and Italian Renaissance literature. Canevari died in Rome, and his detailed will made several charitable bequests and provisions for the maintenance of his library. With the extinction of the Canevari family in the 18th century, the library passed to the University of Genoa. Thought for some decades to be lost, the library was recovered in the mid-19th century and properly housed. Dr. John Stockton Hough of Trenton, New Jersey interested himself Canevari and collected the available documents about him.
Scope and Contents
Typescripts and translations of the will of Demetrio Canevari, along with copies of Italian legal documents relating to provision for housing of the library; a manuscript catalog of the library; and a bibliography of published works by Canevari. Also, draft of book about Canevari based on the material collected by John Stockton Hough and written by Walter Stephenson in the 1890s for a proposed publication by the Grolier Club (never published). Also, material by Stephenson regarding his work on Canevari for the Grolier Club.
Finding Aid Note
Inventory available in repository.
Canevari, Demetrio, 1559-1625.
Hough, John Stockton.
Private libraries. Italy. Rome. 17th century.
Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Book collectors. Italy. Rome. 17th century.
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.