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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Span 92

Ferdinand V, King of Spain correspondence

Letters to and from members of the Spanish royal family, including Ferdinand V and his wife Queen Isabella I.


  • 1473-1525

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes four letters: one from Maria Fernández de Córdova y Aguilar to Ferdinand V, one from Ferdinand V to Miguel Pérez de Alamazán, one from Isabella to Juan II, King of Aragon, and one from Charles V to [Juan de la Cerda], Duke of Medina-Celi. The letter from Cordova to Ferdinand outlines his concerns regarding the Italian wars and the succession of Castile. Ferdinand's letter to Miguel Pérez de Alamazán inquires about the condition and location of various naval units. Charles V's letter concerns the treatment of guests received by the Duke of Medina-Celi.

Biographical / Historical

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille married in 1469 and became the King and Queen of Spain (1479-1504); their grandson Charles V was the King of Spain (1516-1556) and the Holy Roman Emperor (1517- 1556).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-97. Presented by Mr. Oliver Wolcott ('13) and Mr. Samuel Huntington Wolcott, Jr. ('33), of South Hamilton, MA and 1726 Canton Avenue, Milton 86, Massachusetts.
Ferdinand V, King of Spain, 1452-1516. Ferdinand V, King of Spain correspondence, 1473 -1525: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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