Serracapriola, Nicola Maresca Donnorso de, Italian diplomat (1790-1870). 2 autograph letters signed.

Paris, 6 March and 19 June 1843.

(2+1 =) 3 pp. on single leaf and bifolium. 4to.


To the politician Chevalier Emmanuel Arago concerning a permission sought, in an earlier letter by M. Perulli, to dedicate to the queen a composition by a composer named Niglia (?) who has finally completed his piece of music, and about a petition concerning a passport for one M. Colombi whose identity Serracapriola was to investigate. Colombi claims to be Neapolitan; Serracapriola cannot provide him with a Neapolitan passport but may grant him a visa if a French passport is issued: "Je profite de cette occasion pour Vous transmettre la petition de M. Colombi que Vous m'avez laissé pour vous fournir des éclaircissemens sur cet individu [...]" (19 June 1843, with stamp and handwritten response on the verso). Serracapriola introduces Chevalier Quadri, an ophthalmologist who wishes to make Arago's acquaintance: "Le Chevalier Quadri oculiste renommé desire avoir l'avantage de faire votre connoissance, et sachant combien Vous apreciez les personnes aussi distinguées [...]" (6 March 1843).

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