Letters sent to Nancy Cox-McCormack from Lauro De Bosis and others
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Letters were formerly restricted until the death of Mrs. Nancy Cox-McCormack Cushman in 1967.
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Other materials include one of the leaflets De Bosis dropped over Rome, clippings on Lauro De Bosis and Adolfo De Bosis, photographs and negatives and other miscellany concerning Lauro De Bosis and Nancy Cox-McCormack.
Also includes a signed and annotated copy of Giuseppe Marussig and Fausto Maria Martini's I due specchi ed altre novelle.
Biographical / Historical
Lauro De Bosis (1901-1931) was an Italian poet, classicist, anti-fascist, and freedom fighter. He was born and educated in Rome, the son of an American, Lillian Vernon De Bosis, and an Italian poet, Adolfo De Bosis. He taught at Harvard University beginning in 1926. In 1930 he organized an underground anti-fascist movement in Italy he called the Alleanza Nazionale (or National Alliance). De Bosis disappeared in October of 1931 after dropping anti-fascist leaflets from an airplane over Rome.
- I. Correspondence
- II. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor correspondence filed in item (26).
- Cox-McCormack, Nancy, 1885-1967, recipient. Letters sent to Nancy Cox-McCormack from Lauro De Bosis and others, 1922-1956: Guide.
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