The first two leaves are a letter from Antionio Caetani, Archbishop of Capua and papal nuncio to Madrid, to Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The letter concerns Jeronimo de Zeballo's work, Speculum aureum opinionum. The third leaf is a draft of a letter from Cardinal Scipione Borghese to Bernardo de Sandoval y Rojas, Archbishop of Toledo and Inquisitor General, thanking Sandoval for sending a list of prohibited books and also discussing Zeballo's work. The fourth leaf is blank. Fol. 2v bears the seal of the Archbishop of Capua (paper seal attached with red wax).
Ms. document. Title supplied by cataloger. Binding: Unbound leaves. Origin: The letter was written by Antonio Caetani in Madrid on 22 September 1613. It seems to be original because the verso of the second folio of the letter bears the recipient's address and Caetani's seal. The draft letter (fol. 3r-v) is an autograph of Borghese, and it concerns the same book of Zeballo, which was published in 1613. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 195.
This letter was formerly in the collections of Frederick North, 5th Earl of Gilford, and of Sir Thomas Phillipps, his 6207.