Eleanora Duse Collection

Over 1,000 items relating to the Italian actress Eleanora Duse (1858-1924), collected by Giovanni Pontiero and bequeathed to the Library in 1996.

Included amongst the papers are:

  • postcards
  • programmes
  • off prints
  • correspondence in connection with Pontiero's biography of Duse

31 printed books accompany the manuscript items.

How to find material in the Eleonora Duse collection

  • To access a list of manuscript items in this collection, see MS Gen 1659 (click on list collection content for a list of items, then more details for each item); alternatively, use the manuscripts search
  • To access the records for printed items in this collection, use the shelfmark option of the rare books search. The collection is held at shelfmarks Sp Coll RB2290 to Sp Coll RB2312 and Sp Coll RQ1079 to Sp Coll RQ1086 respectively; alternatively, use the rare books search for a general search