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Rocco Verrilli Collection of Frederick Rolfe Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1880-1975 GLC 97
GLC 97  
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Description
Letters, a book, manuscript notes and drafts written by gay English author Frederick Rolfe, also known as Baron Corvo. The letters address the publication and reception of his work, his financial difficulties, Catholics and Catholicism, photography, and the Order of Sanctissima Sophia.
Background
Frederick William Rolfe, also known as Baron Corvo, was a gay English writer, artist, and photographer. He was born in London on July 22, 1860. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1886 and felt himself called to the priesthood. Though he was never ordained a priest, the desire persisted throughout his life.
Extent
1.0 box (24 folders)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.