Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the description of Garibaldi's capture at Aspromonte, by Alexandre Dumas, 1862 MS 301



creator Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870
Title: Description of Garibaldi's capture at Aspromonte
Dates: 1862
Abstract: This volume includes a 5-page description, handwritten by Dumas, of an expedition in 1862 that led General Giuseppe Garibaldi unknowingly into the hands of Italian troops at Aspromonte, where he was taken prisoner along with his sons. It details how the unnamed conspirators pretended to get lost, leading Garibaldi to a cabin where he was captured.
Identification: MS 301
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 bound volume)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Alexandre Dumas, père (French for father, similar to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802 – December 5, 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask were serialized, and he also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.


Scope and Contents

This volume includes a 5-page description, handwritten by Dumas, of an expedition in 1862 that led General Giuseppe Garibaldi unknowingly into the hands of Italian troops at Aspromonte, where he was taken prisoner along with his sons. It details how the unnamed conspirators pretended to get lost, leading Garibaldi to a cabin where he was captured. The remainder of the volume consists of a 4-page typed translation into English.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the description of Garibaldi's capture at Aspromonte, by Alexandre Dumas, 1862, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Garibaldi, Cairoh
Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882
Garibaldi, Menotti
Places
Italy
Italy--Aspromonte

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Description of Garibaldi's capture at Aspromonte, by Alexandre Dumas 1862, MS301, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Leopold L. Meyer, in honor of J. Curtiss Brown, 1970.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Aspromonte description, 1862

Folder
1 Bound volume (11x13in.); handwritten manuscript pages mounted to leaves; typed translation also mounted on final pages. Full calf binding in maroon with gold lettering and trim.