Giovanni Battista Passano (1815 - 1891)
Bibliophile and bibliographer of Genova, he compiled a bio-bibliographic directory called, Novellieri italiani in prosa e in verso (Milano, 1864). Our library received as a gift by his heirs in 1892 his intensive collection of manuscripts composed both by pieces he collected, according to the collector’s spirit of that time and by letters of his private correspondence. The letters of Giuseppe Pitrè are part of that nucleus [For more news on G. B.Pssano You can see. sub-heading: C. Frati, Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei bibliotecari e bibliofili italiani dal sec. XIV al XIX raccolto e pubblicato da Albano Sorbelli, Firenze, 1933].