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Francesco Giraldi letter to Robert Beale

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Identifier: VMSS457_I4_O1
Image of Francesco Giraldi letter to Robert Beale
Image of Francesco Giraldi letter to Robert Beale


  • 1576 April 6


Biographical / Historical

Robert Beale (1541-1601) served as ambassador to France starting in 1570, special envoy of queen Elizabeth to the German Lutheran princes 1576, Secretary of State 1578 and 1581-1583, and was in parliament from Dorchester in 1586 and 1588. In addition, he served under Leicester in 1588 in the Netherlands probably with the transport department. As a scholar he is known for two books which maintain the principle of toleration and for works glorifying marriage and women.


1 sheet (1 page) ; 33 x 44 cm folded to 33 x 22 cm

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General Note

Signed letter from Giraldi, with address to Beale on second leaf. In Italian, written from London, 6 April 1576. Letter of thanks for Beale's intervention in favor of several Italians who were in difficulties with the English military forces in the Netherlands.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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