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Title: The correspondence of a Senglea merchant during the plague of 1813
Authors: Cassar, Paul
Keywords: Plague -- Malta -- Personal narratives
Plague -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Senglea (Malta) -- History
Merchants -- Malta -- Correspondence
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: Upper Secondary School Valletta
Citation: Cassar, P. (1980). The correspondence of a Senglea merchant during the plague of 1813. Hyphen, 2(4), 147-157
Abstract: The publications that are available about the plague of 1813 contain very little material on the impact which that catastrophe had on particular individuals very likely because there are no private archival sources that can be exploited on this aspect. The accidental discovery of a Letter Book containing copies of many business letters sent from Senglea during the plague is, therefore, a fortunate occurrence. These letters were written by an import-export merchant by the name of M.A. Cumbo in the pursuit of his business activities. The correspondence is in Italian except for a very few letters that are in Spanish.
Appears in Collections:Hyphen, Volume 2, No. 4 (1980)
Hyphen, Volume 2, No. 4 (1980)

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