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Nicolaas Heinsius - Isaac Vossius - 1651-6-5

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Nicolaas Heinsius - Isaac Vossius - 1651-6-5
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  6389
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS D’Orville 469 pp. 66-69
AuthorAuthor of the document. Nicolaas Heinsius
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Isaac Vossius
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . June 5, 1651
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Leiden 52° 9' 6.55" N, 4° 28' 52.00" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Christina of Sweden, Lucas Holstenius, Erycius Puteanus
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  library, portrait, medals
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia con=presented%20to%20Holstenius.%2020%20silver%20&baseurl=/forms/advanced&start=0&type=advanced&numFound=1
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-Lettre du 5 juin 1651 (de Leiden) : Concerning the prospects regarding the Richelieu library; his resolve to persist in arriving at a catalogue of Scriverius’ MS. codices (who will not part with them separately from his whole library); news of Sarravius’ death unconfirmed; he has a library which is not large but contains a number of rare and very choice books and MSS: he will see to it that your royal mistress shall obtain these MSS. if possible. He will send Gronovius’ Aulus Gillius (offered to the Queen) along with other recent publications of the Elsevirs. He encloses Gronovius’ letter and asks V. to continue to foster his cause in order that following on the Livy he may do something which the Elsevirs have not printed. He proceeds mainly on the subject of coins with the Queen of Sweden’s image, e.g., one presented to Holstenius. 20 silver ones brought to him to be distributed to friends. He possesses also six golden coins, one of which he has promised to Puteanus, the other to persons in Italy designated by the Queen. What shall he say to Elsevir who is watching for your promised Greek and Latin poets? and by what route and conveyance should you advise me to send you my things to look after for me when I am in Italy, whither you have twice written to tell me that the Queen wishes me to journey very shortly? (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS D’Orville 469 pp. 66-69).