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George D. Greenia research papers

Identifier: ViU-2022-0009

Content Description

This collection contains the Dr. George D. Greenia research papers archive on a medieval Iberian manuscript, the Privilego de 1295 (no.138), in the Rosenthal Medieval Manuscript collection (MSS 9772-a) at the University of Virginia. The items in this collection include correspondence, twenty-five 35mm slides, wax sleeves with one negative and two photographs, photocopies of newspaper articles, two newspaper clippings, and a manuscript about the document in Spanish. Materials are in English and Spanish. As a Visiting Professor of Spanish in 1994-1995 at the University of Virginia, Dr. Greenia was asked to inspect the manuscript which, as a highly significant find, attracted international press coverage. The collection documents the concerns on the provenance and rightful ownership as the original manuscript had disappeared from Spain, Dr. Greenia apprising authorities in Spain on the location of the document, and correspondence with booksellers on the provenance. Dr. Greenia's findings on the manuscript were published in "La Pluma Es Lengua del Alma": Ensayos En Honor de E. Michael Gerli. A link to this book as well as the Rosenthal Medieval Manuscript collection (MSS 9772) in the library collections can be found below under external links.

Acquisition Type



Gift of George D. Greenia, 30 December 2019.

Restrictions Apply



  • 1995-1997



.04 Cubic Feet (One legal size folder)


1 folder of materials