Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Port 4491
This bibliography was compiled by Sarah Burke.
Please be advised that some links may require Harvard ID and PIN.
Luís de Sousa and Alexandre Herculano, Annaes de elrei Dom João Terceiro. Lisbon: Typ. da Sociedade propagadora dos conhecimentos uteis, 1844.
The incomplete biography and notes left by Sousa at his death in 1632. J. D. M. Ford believes that Sousa had access to some of the letters now in the Harvard collection. Full text available online (Link). HOLLIS
Fernando Palha, A carta de marca de João Ango, exposição summaria dos factos extrahida de documentos originaes e ineditos. Lisbon: Imprensa nacional, 1882.
Reproduces 23 letters from the collection. Includes an extensive historical note (pp. 3-40). Full text available online (Link). HOLLIS
Fernando Palha and José Antonio Moniz, Catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. Fernando Palha, IV. Lisbon: Imprimerie Libanio da Silva, 1896. MS cited p. 129-130, n. 4491.
Extensive description and enumeration of the collection. Brief description of physical properties, as well as provenance and bibliography. Full text available online (Link). HOLLIS
J. D. M. Ford and John, King of Portugal, Letters of John III, King of Portugal, 1521-1557. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1931.
Reproduces 372 letters from King John III, primarily addressed to Dom Antonio de Ataide and concerned with international trade. Ford’s introduction (pp. xi-xxv) acknowledges some difference of opinion in numbering the letters, briefly describes the different hands apparent in the letters, and places the letters in historical context. There is a chart of the letters’ dates. Letter 371 is reproduced in facsimile. HOLLIS
J. D. M. Ford, Lucius Gaston Moffatt, and Antonio de Ataide, Letters of the court of John III, King of Portugal. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1933.
A companion volume to Ford 1931. Reproduces 174 letters sent by members of the King John’s family and court. The introduction (pp. ix-xix) describes the letters’ contents in varying detail. There is also a chart of the letters’ dates. HOLLIS