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Giovanni Costa letters

Call Number: MS P673


Giovanni Costa of the Society of Jesuits (S.J.) wrote these three letters to three English contacts on the same day in 1851: Thomas Grant (1816-1870), Roman Catholic bishop of Southward; Jesuit Father Brownbill in London; and Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman (1802-1865), cardinal and archbishop of Westminster. In each of these letters, he provided an introduction to Mr. Giacomo Laguita (1813-1895), described as a good Catholic and the lawyer of the British Legation in Naples, Italy. He asked that his contacts extend assistance to Mr. Laguita as necessary. Mr. Laguita was also known as Sir James Philip Lacaita.


  • November 15, 1851


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1 folder (3 leaves and 2 envelopes in 1 folder)

Physical Location

MS P673

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Related Materials

Letter to Professor Sedgwick, University of Kansas, MS P674, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 29, 30, 31

Former temporary collection name: Collection of 19th century letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c.

Guide to the Giovanni Costa, S. J. Collection
Giovanni Costa letters
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Giovanni Costa letters, MS P673, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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