The Acton Photograph Archive Finding Aid

La Pietra Library

Villa La Pietra Digital Exhibitions

Project: Search of Lost Guests

Project: A Family Library

Books Consulted or on Display:

Darwin, C. and Garrison W. P., What Darwin Saw in His Voyage Round the World in the Ship ‘Beagle’. New York: Harper & Bros, 1879 (VLP LPL)

Bourgade A., Polichinelle. Le Diable Rossé. Paris: A. Capendu, s.d. [vers 1880] (VLP LPL)

Plon E., La Civilité Puérile et Honnête, Expliquée par L’oncle Eugène, illustrated by Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel. Paris: Nourrit et C., 1887 VLP LPL)

Oliver H. (Author and Illustrator), A Child’s Primer of Natural History, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1899 (VLP LPL)

Burgess G., Goops and How to be Them: a Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues Both by Precept and Example With Ninety Drawings. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, c. 1900 (VLP LPL)

The Big Book of Aeroplanes. London: Frowde; Hodder and Stoughton, 1913 (VLP CO)

Gosse E., The Allies’ fairy book, with an introduction by Edmund Gosse and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann; Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co, s.d. [1916] (VLP LPL)

Dulac E., Edmund Dulac’s picture-book for the French Red Cross. London; New York; Toronto; Published for the Daily telegraph by Hodder and Stoughton, s.d. [1916?] (VLP LPL)

Acton H., Memoirs of an Aesthete. London: Methuen, 1948 (VLP CO)

Braggiotti Etting, G., Born In A Crowd. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1957

Origo, I., Images and Shadows: Part of a Life. John Murray, 1970

White G., Antique Toys and Their Background. Arco, 1971

Acton H., More Memoirs of an Aesthete. London: Methuen, 1972 (VLP CO)

Green M., Children of the Sun. A narrative of “Decadence” in England after 1918. New York; Basic Books, Inc. Publishers, 1927 (edition 1976) (VLP CO)

Turner R. A., Florence, a family and a villa. Milano: Olivares, 2002 (VLP CO)

Baldry F., La Casa Museo di Villa La Pietra a Firenze, dalla dimora degli Acton al centro universitario della New York University, in Case Museo, famiglie proprietarie e loro collezioni d’arte. Esperienze a confronto, Atti del Convegno (Perugia 18-20 aprile 2012), a cura di R. Ranieri. Bologna:Quaderni della Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, 2013-14, pp. 227-251 (VLP CO)


Periodical Consulted or on Display:

The Florence Herald and Italian Herald Weekly Review of Life and Letters. Firenze: Tipografia Domenicana, 1913- 1917 (BNCF)

Articles Cited:
    Maria Montessori Interview, Year 10, no. 13, Jan., 1914 p.2
    Sinking of the Lusitania, Year 11, no. 5, Nov. 27, 1914 p.2
    Not a Nyu Langwij, (English Society for Simplified English) Year 9, no. 12, Jan 11, 1913 p. 2
    Italian Red Cross Second Accelerated Nursing Course, Year 11, no. 13, Jan. 23, 1915, p.2
    British Home for Wounded – Infermeria Britannica Esercitata dalla Croce

Rossa Italiana, Florence Report and Statement of Accounts 14th June to 31st December 1915. Tipografia Domenicana, Firenze, 1916 (BNCF)

Lacerba, Year 1, no. 4, Feb. 15, 1915, Firenze: Tip. A. Vallecchi e C. (VLP CO)