Ântonio Carlos Gomes|
Front page of the Score
The Historic Archives preserves an important collection of the Brazilian
composer Antônio Carlos Gomes, that includes the first volume of the
original score of one of his early compositions, the opera "Joana de
Flandres". This collection, assembled through several donations, has 216
documents among drawings of scenarios, letters, photographs, original
scores and librettos of compositions such as "Condor", "Morena" and
"Colombo", important for the understanding of the work of Carlos Gomes,
whose most successful composition "O Guarani" opened at the Scala of Milan
theatre in 1870, and was played in several countries.
The "Eusébio de Queirós" collection is formed by 350 documents, mostly
letters exchanged between politicians and their families, mainly on the
subject of repression of slavery, political and judicial matters.
Magistrate and Brazilian politician, born in Angola in 1812, Eusébio de
Queirós Coutinho Matoso da Câmara was appointed Minister of Justice from
1848 to 1852, and was the author of two important laws of the Empire: The
Law 556, that created the Commercial Code, and the Decree 708, that
established measures for the repression of the traffic of slaves from Africa.