Philip Mazzei papers

Title
Philip Mazzei papers, 1775-1785.
Author
Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816.
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Collection guide and digital images

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volume 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1927 volume 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.21 linear foot (1 volume).
Genre/Form
Memoirs.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
  • Digital images must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • Purchased from F.G. Sweet, 1925, with additional purchases 1927 and 1953.
Call Number
MssCol 1927
OCLC
122615879
Author
Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816.
Title
Philip Mazzei papers, 1775-1785.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Digital images must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats
Available as digital images.
Summary
Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816), also known as Philip Mazzei, was an Italian physician, merchant, and agriculturist who served as state agent for Virginia in Europe during the American Revolution, from 1779 to 1782. The Philip Mazzei papers, dated 1775-1785, consist of letters and writings by Mazzei pertaining to his service as state agent for Virginia in Europe, 1779-1783, and letters to his friend and business associate John Page of Rosewell, Virginia, 1775-1785. Letters sent by Mazzei to Virginia governors Thomas Jefferson, 1779-1781, and Benjamin Harrison, 1782, along with two related narratives, describe his attempts to obtain aid for Virginia in the form of loans and supplies and to generally serve the American cause, as seen in his accounts of his social and business engagements and efforts to gather useful intelligence. Related writings consist of Mazzei's narrative of his capture and imprisonment by the British in 1779, and a comprehensive summary of his work and correspondence in Europe, particularly in France and Italy, from 1779 until his return to Virginia in 1783. Letters to John Page concern Mazzei's experience with viticulture in Virginia, difficulties with his work in Europe, and personal matters.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Source
Purchased from F.G. Sweet, 1925, with additional purchases 1927 and 1953.
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Occupation
Agriculturists.
Merchants.
Added Author
Page, John, 1744-1808, recipient.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, recipient.
Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791, recipient.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1927
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