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College of Cardinals: Copy Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8852

Scope and Contents

'Lettere, proposte e risposte del Sacro Collegio a diversi'. Copies of official letters to and from cardinals during vacancies in the Papacy and at other times, 1540-1669. The correspondents include Emperors Charles, Rudolph, Ferdinand and Leopold; the Kings of France, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Zangara; Viceroys of Naples; nuncios in various states and cities; Cardinals Giguri, Sforza, Boncampagni, Barberino, De Treyo, Aldobrandino, Richelieu, Maurice of Savoy, Filamarino, Maidalchini, Mancini, Antonio Barberini, De Retz, D'Este and Astalli; and archbishops, bishops and cities. On folios 13-26 is an index in Italian, with brief subject descriptions of letters. The volume bears the classmark 'MSS. Di Carte. 88', and the stamp 'Ex MSS Xav. Card. Gentili'.


  • Creation: 1540-1676 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Purchased 1991

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