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Piaggi, Antonio: Diaries of Vesuvius observations

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS/2
Held at: Royal Society - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Piaggi, Antonio: Diaries of Vesuvius observations
Date(s): 1779-1794
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 8 volumes
Name of creator(s): Piaggi | Antonio | fl 1779-1794 | priest
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Father Antonio Piaggi of the order of Scole Pie resided for many years in Resina at the foot of Mount Vesuvious, he kept a diary of the volcanic activity 1779-1794.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Daily written observations and pencil sketches of volcanic activity, kept by Father Antonio Piaggi, July 1779-August 1794, on behalf of Sir William Hamilton, Piaggi was based at the Madonna Pugliano near Resina at the western side of Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples. With an additional volume dedicated to the major eruption of 1779, (originally volume 1 of the sequence). The volumes have occasional inserted material.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Italian

System of arrangement:

Chronological.

Conditions governing access:

Open.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to Archivist in the first instance.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: 'An Account of the Late Eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In a Letter from the Right Honourable Sir William Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. P. R. S', by William Hamilton, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 85, (1795), pp. 73-116. Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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