Nelson Morpurgo collection
Scope and Contents
This finding aid encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts and other papers, by or pertaining to Nelson Morpurgo, acquired by the library from a variety of sources. Series I, Accession of May 2001 , contains typescripts of poems by Morpurgo and a photograph. Materials added to the collection since that time are located in Series II, Additions since July 2002 , listed in the order in which they were added.
- [ca. 1918-1940]
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Nelson Morpurgo Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Source information is recorded on the folders. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and other papers pertaining to Morpurgo's literary career, including manuscripts of Il fuoco delle piramidi (1923) and several poems.
NELSON MORPURGO, 1899-1978
Nelson Morpurgo was born in Cairo in 1899, studied law and jurisprudence in France and Italy, and began the practice of law in Cairo in 1933. After World War II he became legal advisor to the Italian Consulate in Egypt, and later was a founder of and advisor to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
Morpurgo is best known as a Futurist author and as a friend of Filippo Marinetti. His publications include Morfina (1921); Il fuoco del Piramidi (1923); and Per le mi donne (1932). After his retirement in Rimini, Morpurgo organized a conference on Futurism and participated in the celebration of the centenary of Marinetti's birth in 1976. He died in Rimini on October 11, 1978.
This finding aid is updated periodically to account for new materials that have been added to the collection. The date of the most recent update is noted on the title page. For information on material that may have been acquired for the collection since the last update, please consult the Public Service Desk.
- Guide to the Nelson Morpurgo Collection
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke Staff
- May 2002
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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