Date Published: 1869 to 1918
Binding: No binding & hard cover
The collection pertains to the last two kings of Portugal, Dom Carlos I (1863-1908) and his son, Manuel II (1889-1932), and to Teófilo Braga (1843-1924), poet, playwright, literary historian, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the overthrow of Manuel II in the October 1910 revolution and the dissolution of the monarchy. Manuel II ascended the throne of Portugal in February 1908 when his father and brother, Luis Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, were assassinated in Lisbon. After the fall of the monarchy, Manuel II lived the rest of his life in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. Braga became the second President of the Republic in May 1915 after the resignation of his predecessor, Manuel de Arriaga.
The collection has 38 items dating from 1869 to 1918, specifically, 31 photos, 4 books, 1 glass plate, 1 letter, and 1 medal. Many of the photos derive from English news agencies (Illustrated Bureau, for example) and were then sent to the Brown Brothers in New York. A few photos have slight tears.
Dom Carlos I:
• 10 b&w photos and 1 glass plate of the funeral of the King and his son,
• 4 photos of Lisbon and environs. One of the photos shows the Prince of Wales on his arrival at the funeral. February 1908.
• 10 b&w photos (4 mounted) of the King in exile – entertained at a dinner at Claridge’s Hotel in London, walking in Richmond Park, caricature (“Jeune coq à la recherche d’une poule”), etc.
Teófilo Braga: (7 photos, 4 books, 1 letter, and 1 medal)
• 7 b&w photos of Braga at a later stage of his life, several with his wife, one photo with Sidónio Pais (the fourth President of Portugal, assassinated in December 1918) and others on a balcony.
• Folhas verdes: versos dos quinze annos. Porto: Livraria de Anselmo de Moraes, 1869. 2nd ed. corrected and augmented. VIII, 290 pp. Yellow wrappers, several gatherings unopened.
• Manual da historia da litteratura portugueza: desde as suas origens ateì ao presente. Porto: Livraria Universal de MagalhaÞes & Moniz, 1875. vii, , 474,  pp. Bound in green patterned marbled paper boards, quarter bound in green leather, corners bumped, bottom of upper board frayed, marbled paper endpapers, label on spine and library stamp on p. .
• Antologia portugueza; trechos selectos coordenados sob a classificacaÞo dos generos literarios e precedidos de uma poetica historica portugueza. Porto: Livraria Universal de MagalhaÞes & Moniz, 1876. At head of title: Curso de litteratura portugueza. On cover: Parte complementar do Manual de litteratura. Braga’s name misspelled in front cover. xxv, , 338,  pp. Paper wrapper, pieces missing on the bottom front and spine, some foxing, several gatherings unopened.
• Parnaso portuguez moderno: preìcedido de um estudo da poesia moderna portugueza. Lisboa: Francisco Arthur da Silva – Editor, 1877. LXIV, 320 pp. Bound in red cloth, half marbled paper boards, lower board a bit loose but holding, top and bottom of spine somewhat frayed.
Letter and Medal:
• TLS in French on behalf of the Academy of Sciences of Portugal offering condolences on the death of the French composer Jules Massenet (“une des plus belles gloires de la France et de l’Art”), Lisbon, 16 August 1912, signed by Braga (Le premier président perpétuel) and the two secretaries of the Academy, Antonio Cabreira (mathematician and astronomer) and Lévy Bensabat (writer).
• Bronze medal by Cabral Atunes, image of Braga on the obverse, 12 lines on the reverse in Portuguese about Braga’s literary and political contributions (dated 1915), 1924, 6.5 × 5 cm, 93 grams.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.