Autograph letter signed : Padua, to an unnamed person of rank, 1607 Sept. 12.

Record ID: 
368962
Accession number: 
MA 8613
Author: 
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Date: 
1607 Sept. 12.
Credit: 
The Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection. Gift of James Rose, 2014.
Description: 
1 item (1 p.) ; 25.8 cm
Notes: 

See collection files for transcription and translation.

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Watermark: Letters "BMO" surmounted by a shield enclosing letters "AS."

Summary: 

Writing to the father of a prospective student of high rank and offering "honorable lodging" in his house, noting that for the past four years "the Most Illustrious Cavaliere Alessandro Montalbano" had been one of the students who lodged with him and would "finish his studies this very year." Signed "Galileo Galilei / Lecturer in Mathematics."

Provenance: 
Purchased by Dannie Heineman at the Gribbel sale (Park-Bernet, 8 December 1947, lot 276); given by him to Marian Rose; given by her to James Rose; gift of James Rose in 2014 and added to for The Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection in 2014.