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Don Giovanni Calabria Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-71

Scope and Contents

This archive contains Italian publications relating to the life and work of Don Giovanni Calabria.


  • Created: 1955-1979


Biographical or Historical Information

Fr. Giovanni Calabria, an Italian priest, first writes to C.S. Lewis in September 1947 after reading the Italian translation of Lewis’s book, The Screwtape Letters. Their letters were in Latin since Calabria did not know English, and their correspondence continued for eight years until Calabria’s death in 1954.


1.00 box : 6 folders

0.3 Linear Feet

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A selection of various materials relating to Don Giovanni Calabria of Verona, Italy (1873-1954), who corresponded with C.S. Lewis in Latin from 1947 to 1954.

Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Lewis, C. S. and Don Giovanni Calabria. The Latin Letters of C. S. Lewis. Martin Moynihan. South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine's Press, 1998. (Stored in the Wade Center book collection)

Wade Center C.S. Lewis letter collection (the originals of these letters are stored in the Archives in Verona, Italy).

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Schmidt

Don Giovanni Calabria Collection
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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