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Antonio Maisis: Certificate of creation, notary public

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9488
Scope and Contents

Volume contains certificate, in Latin, bearing large ornate coloured coat of arms. Loose leaves contain translation of text into Italian, and into English.

Dates: 1665
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Articles on international treaties between Popes and rulers, late 16C

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9765
Scope and Contents

A collection of articles in Italian and Latin on international treaties, 1510-59, including agreements between Pope Leo X and the Swiss, and Henry VIII and Emperor Maximilian, 1516, and Pope Paul III and Emperor Charles V, about heresy and Protestantism in Germany, 1546. —1 volume, Sommario de capitalationi fatte fra diversi Pontefici, et Principi Christiani, Italian and Latin, in a single hand throughout, late 16C; in modern boards

Dates: 1550-1600
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Blennerhassett Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7486
Scope and Contents Personal papers, correspondence, notes, drafts and writings of Charlotte Lady Blennerhassett, chiefly, and her husband, Sir Rowland Blennerhassett. This includes a series of Lady Blennerhassett's working notebooks, collections of reviews and her correspondence with family members, friends and prominent individuals including Ignaz von Dollinger, Lord Acton, Franz Xaver Kraus and members of the German nobility. Sir Rowland Blennerhassett's papers include copies of his speeches, political...
Dates: [1850s]-1917
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cartulary: Casa delle Donzelle alla Zudecca, Venice

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9292
Scope and Contents 'Registro delle scritture spettanti all' habitation della Casa delle Donzelle alla Zudecca; et de i legati di detta Casa', a cartulary containing copies of documents from 1330, when land was granted by Doge Francesco Dandolo, to 1678. There are 91 text folios (Ff.1-89, documents; Ff. 90-91, index), with two further paper folios inserted at the beginning. The documents are copied in various hands, with several elaborate pen-and-ink capitals, some with the initials of scribes. On the flyleaf...
Dates: 1561-1678 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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,...
Dates: 1540-1676 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Commonplace Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9221
Scope and Contents Commonplace book in several hands, probably of Cambridge origin. The title on the spine is 'Epitaphia Carmina Epigram[m]ata & quaed[am] alia'. The volume contains extracts from Greek, Roman, French, Italian, Spanish, and English authors, epitaphs and commemorative verses, some humorous. The sections are arranged under the following headings: Carmina Sententiae Proverbia; Facetiae; De rapina et homicidio; De legibus regnor[um] administratione; Amorosi; Monuments Funeralls Buriall; De...
Dates: 1600-1639 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Dictionary of East African biography

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 155
Scope and Contents

A wide range of material compiled in preparation for the D.E.A.B. A few letters and other items are in French, German and Italian.

Dates: 1916 - 1993
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'Divertimento per cembalo e violino'.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9441
Scope and Contents

Rondo for violin and piano, MS score, Italian, in a copyist's hand.

Dates: 1795
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'Divertim[en]to per cembalo e violino'.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9442
Scope and Contents

Rondo for violin and piano of overture to Paisiello's opera 'Alcide al bivio' (1780), MS score, Italian, Vincenzo Marra, copyist.

Dates: 1795
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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G G Maisis: Citizenship certificate, Bergamo

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9487
Scope and Contents

Volume contains brief family tree (mostly just patrilinear descent) and a document in Italian. Wax seal has image of individual mounted, carrying flag, and is surrounded by phrase 'S Alexander sergomi protector'. Two loose sheets are modern notepaper, one with a transcript of the main document, and one with an English translation of the same, the latter dated Feb 1998.

Dates: 1793
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Giovanni Cibo: 'Genuensium res gestae', History of Genoa

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9291
Scope and Contents Giovanni Cibo's history of Genoa complements Bonfadio's earlier history. The volume contains a Dedication (f.3); a brief history of Genoa from the twelfth century to 1527 (ff.3v-18v); accounts of Genoese families omitted by Bonfadio: Cattanea, Spinula, Furnaria, Gentili, Usus Maris, D'Oria, Nigro, Cicada, Grilla, Marina, Salvaiga, Grimalda, Lercaria, Nigrona, Justiniana, Francha, Imperialis Familia, Lumellina, Calva, Pallavicina, Cybo, Flisca, Interiana, Vivalda, Centuriona, Promontorio,...
Dates: 1571 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Giovanni Rizzetti: Challenge to Newton's Optical Experiments

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9282
Scope and Contents

The volume contains a draft letter from Rizzetti to Christino Martinelli, c.1720, with a description of Newton's experiment leading to the discovery of the aberration of light, and Rizzetti's experiment contradicting Newton's results; and two diagrams on refraction (p.13), the 'Anatomical composition of the eye' and the 'Aberration in telescopes with different lenses'. There are references to Descartes, Huygens and Tschirnhaus.

Dates: 1720 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Girolamo Venier: Report of the Venetian Ambassador to the Court of Louis XIV

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9243
Scope and Contents The report, sent from Vienna, 4 July 1689, contains a detailed analysis of Louis XIV's relations with his family, mistresses and favourites; the excommunication of his ambassador to the Pope; religious persecutions; and the policies of other European states towards France. It was probably written as a brief for Venier's successor. The titleslip on the front cover reads 'Relatione fatta dall' Ambasciator Veneto alla Sereniss[i]ma Sua Repubblica in occasione dell' Ambascieria esercitata da Lui...
Dates: 1689
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Italian Accounts of the Political Situation in Spain and Italy, 1630-1644

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8930-8931
Scope and Contents

Transcripts from the 17th century of accounts of political and military events in Spain and Italy, 1630-44. The volumes have the book-plates of H.E. Napier and Thomas Hodgkin. The transcripts are accompanied by letters, regarding their provenance: John Bohn to Thomas Hodgkin (1875), Luigi Firpo to Edward C. Hodgkin (1978), and Edward C. Hodgkin to the London Library (1992).

Dates: 1642-1644
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Jardine Matheson Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM
Scope and Contents The collection contains a comprehensive set of papers covering the activities of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd, its predecessors, its subsidiaries and associated firms up to 1969: • The company's business history is covered in large series of accounts (A) and correspondence (B-E, J-K). • The rest of the collection is comprised of legal documents (F), printed commercial circulars and periodicals (G), documents in Chinese (H), papers of other companies (I), and miscellaneous papers (L)....
Dates: 1766-1969
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers. Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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'La partenza della gran duchessa per cembalo e violino'.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9447
Scope and Contents

A capriccio for violin and piano, MS score, Italian, in a copyist's hand. Piano part only.

Dates: 1790
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Nicolo Dolfin in Venice to Blasio Dolfin in Alexandria

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.4120
Scope and Contents

The letter discusses the trade in jewels, pearls, slaves [i.e. enslaved people] and other commodities with the countries of north-western Europe and the Near East. Signed holograph on two sides. Wafer seal on silk.

Dates: 24 Apr. 1420
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Lucattinis, Domenico de. Liber de elementis

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10178
Scope and Contents Autograph manuscript on paper in Latin and Italian, small quarto, ff. [4 index], 14-237 (foliation skips from 89 to 100 without loss of text), including a few blanks; written in brown ink in a single hand, illustrated with 24 ink drawings, 8 inserted on slips. Illustrated compilation of notes on natural philosophy, cosmology, geography, and magnetism, composed by an Italian student (possibly Tuscany) apparently from lectures attended in 1670. The first part begins with the four elements,...
Dates: 1670
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Manuscript vocal score of Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8886
Scope and Contents

Don Juan: eine heroisch Romische Oper in 2 Acten von Weiland W.A. Mozart; im volständigan Klavier-Auszug mit deutschen und italienischen Texte. Copied by Giuseppe Teodoro Rippka from a printed edition [Wien. Im Verlage der K.K. priv. chemischen Druckerey am Graben. No.612, [1812], publ. no.1400].

Dates: 1812 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'Nota di certi negozi': Cardinal Savo Millini's Nunciature to Spain

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9299
Scope and Contents 'Nota di certi negozi pendenti in tutto, o in alcuna circostanza circa la nunziatura di Spagna cos lasciati, e motivati dall..Millini per istruzione al nunzio successore', and 'Nota dei egozi principali trattati dal Cardl. Millini nella sua nunziatura di Spagna nel corso di diec' anni', Cardinal Millini's Nunciature to Spain, in the form of pages 135-158 of a longer work (17 chapters on Papal diplomacy and foreign relations), with an index to the whole volume. It is stamped 'Ex MSS. Xav....
Dates: 1675-1699 (Late 17th century)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'Note sopra gli appalti camerali': Offices of Profit in the Papal States

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9307
Scope and Contents

Note sopra gli appalti camerali, notes on local office-holders in Papal States, with the label 'Appalti camerali'. The volume covers offices, contracts, fees and expenses, and duties and privileges in the Papal States, with names of current officers and the length of appointment (vi + 187 folios).

Dates: 1695-1710 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers of Sir Harry Parkes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of professional and personal papers. There is an extensive selection of printed and manuscript material collected in Hong Kong, China and Japan throughout Parkes' career. There are also around 750 letters, including correspondence with Sir Rutherford Alcock, Major-General Charles George Gordon, Lord John Russell and Sir Ernest Satow. Most of the personal correspondence addressed to Parkes dates from the last two years of his life, with much of the...
Dates: circa 1380-1898 (mainly 1850s-1880s); circa 1380-1898 (mainly 1850s-1880s)
Conditions Governing Access: Any person wishing to consult the collection must obtain written permission from Matheson and Co. Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AQ. Applicants may submit their request using the standard Jardine Matheson letter of application, which is available from the Manuscripts Reading Room and via the University Library web pages at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/jm_permission_form.pdf. They should state specifically on the form that they desire access to the Parkes Papers.
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Pope Gregory XV: Instructions for Papal Nuncios

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9223
Scope and Contents

'Instruzioni di Roma per diverse nunziature', 27 instructions for papal nuncios in and outside Italy, written in a single hand throughout (428ff.).

Dates: 1621-1623
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Segni and Medici, Florentine Merchants: Business Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8963
Scope and Contents

50 business letters, of which 22 are addressed to Niccolo, Gianni and Lorenzo Segni, 1616-25; 2 to Lorenzo Segni, 1625; and 26 to Lorenzo Segni and Francesco Medici, from agents in other Italian cities, on commercial and financial matters. Many have original string ties, seals, addresses and postal markings.

Dates: 1616-1634
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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'Sinfonia per cembalo'.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9443
Scope and Contents

Rondo, arrangement of overture to Paisiello's opera 'Le astuzie amorose' (1775), MS score, Italian, in a copyist's hand.

Dates: 1795
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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