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Árni Magnússon’s letters

    Letters from Árni Magnússon include correspondence with the family of his unofficial ward, Anna Magdalene Magnúsdóttir (b. about 1718), whose Icelandic father died in Copenhagen and whose Danish mother was unknown. Anna Magdalene’s Icelandic family wanted her to come to Iceland after her father’s death, resulting in a rare discussion of women’s cross-Atlantic migration from Denmark to Iceland in the early eighteenth century. Letters are from Árni Magnússon to Halldóra Aradóttir the Elder and Halldóra Aradóttir (1729), Árni Magnússon to Ari Þorkelsson (1729), Ari Þorkelsson to Árni Magnússon (1729), Halldóra Aradóttir the Elder and Halldóra Aradóttir the Younger to Árni Magnússon (1729) and Halldóra Aradóttir the Elder and Halldóra Aradóttir to Anna Magdalene Magnúsdóttir (1734).

    Original source name : Árni Magnússons brevveksling
    English translation : Árni Magnússon's letters
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Reference number : AM Accessoria I
    Language(s) : Danish, Icelandic
    Geographical coverage : Iceland
    Time range : 18thc.
    Year(s) : 1727–1734
    Theme 1 : family
    Theme 2 : experience of migration
    Link to the item in the catalogue : ADD
    Archive name : Den Arnamagnæanske Samling
    Archive name (English) : The Arnamagnæan Institute
    Archive address : Njalsgade 136, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    City : Copenhagen
    Country : Denmark
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    Finding aid(s) : A digital catalogue is available here []
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