Philipp Johann Josef Valentini papers, 1870-1899.
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Christopher Columbus was likely born in October 1451 in Genoa, Republic of Genoa. His name in Ligurian is Cristoffa Corombo. In one of his writings, he says he went to sea at the age of 10. In 1473, Columbus began his apprenticeship as business agent for the important Centurione, Di Negro and Spinola families of Genoa. Later, he allegedly made a trip to Chios, an Aegean island then ruled by Genoa. Columbus based himself in Lisbon from 1477 to 1485. Between 1482 and 1485, Columbus traded along th...
The Library has usually had an architect on staff to coordinate construction projects and building renovations. This individual has also had custody of the architectural drawings created by the Library or by outside architectural firms. From the guide to the Architect records, ca. 1900-1980, (The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Archives.) The Astor Library was founded as a privately funded reference library, open without charge to the public. ...
Henry R. Bishop, English composer. He served as musical director of the top theatres in London, including and Covent Garden, King's Theatre and Drury Lane. Throughout his career, Bishop composed, contributed to, or arranged around 130 stage works, and selections from some 70 of them were published. These published volumes contain 48 overtures, 190 airs and ballads, 53 display songs, 73 duets and trios, 150 glees and ensemble pieces, and 340 melodramas, marches, and ballet airs. From ...