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Series 25: Savoy
FOLDER 1308 Amadeo, Marquis of St. Rembert, natural son of Emmanuel Filberto, Duke of Savoy, July 26, 1585
DeRicci Number: 1208
l. s. Bruges, July 26, 1585, personal. To Camello Capizucchi.
BOX 20 FOLDER 1309 Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of (1562, 1580-1620), March 4, 1607; May 21, 1629
d. s. Turin, Mar. 4, 1607, to Cardinal Aldobrandini, expressing his satisfaction at a recent treaty of peace. + l. s. Turin, May, 21, 1629, to an officer, granting him leave of absence and instructing him to whom to entrust his command.
FOLDER 1310 Catherine of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1562-1620), wife of Charles Emmanuel I, March 17, 1595
DeRicci Number: 1210
d. s. Turin, Mar. 17, 1595, an order to her treasurer for the payment of his salary for the last quarter to Battista Lealdo, a town official.
FOLDER 1311 Filiberto, Prince of Oneille (1588-1624), son Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of, September 25, 1616
l. s. Porto di Santa Maria, Sept. 25, 1616, personal.
FOLDER 1312 Victor Amadeo I, Duke of (1587, 1620-1627), August 5, 1625
l. s. Turin, Aug. 5, 1625, to one Bollogniti, thanking him for a letter and asking him to continue to send news.
FOLDER 1312 Louise, daughter of Victor Amadeo I ( -1692), February 18, 1625
l. s. Turin, Feb. 18, 1628, to a cleric in Rome, congratulating him upon his zeal in restoring the church of Santo Sudario in Rome.
FOLDER 1314 Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of (1624, 1628-1675), March 15, 1672
l. s. Turin, Mar. 15, 1672, to Raimondo Capizucchi, congratulating him upon his appointment as master of the Sagro Palazzo.
FOLDER 1315 VICTOR AMADEO II, Duke of Savoy (1666, 1675-1720, 1722,), King of Sardinia (1720), October 5, 1687; no date; January 21, 1695; June 2, 1697
l. s. Turin, Oct. 5, 1687, to a cleric in Rome, expressing his displeasure at the heavy expenses to which he is subjected for ecclesiastical purposes. + l. s. Turin, s. d., to the Abbé Grimani, informing him of a visit to Venice which he proposes to make incognito, and requests his aid in this design (in French). + l. s. Turin, Jan. 21, 1695, to the Count Giovanni Maffei, thanking him for his sentiments of affection and esteem, and assuring him of his continued favor (in French). + l. s. Turin, June 2, 1697, to the Abbé Grimani, regarding an exchange of musicians for the opera which he proposes during the coming winter for his theater (in French).
FOLDER 1316 Anne Maria of Orleans, Duchess of Savoy, Queen of Sardinia (1669-1728), wife of Victor Amadeo II, October 9, 1687
l. s. Turin, Oct. 9, 1687, to a cleric in Rome, the prefect of the Compagnia del Santo Sudario, expressing her pleasure at learning that the church of the order has been restored, and extending to him her favor and protection.
FOLDER 1317 Eugene Francis, Prince (1662-1726), cousin of Victor Amadeo II, entered the Austrian service in 1682, general of the Imperial forces, associated with Marlborough at Blenheim, [June, 1691], December 12, 1708; May 4, 1716; December 29, 1722
a. l. s. Magin, [June 1691: received June 29] to Victor Amadeo, explaining why he cannot bring the military aid asked (in French). + l. s. Lolle in Flanders, Dec. 12, 1708, a report of the taking of Lille. + d. s. Milan, May 4, 1716, financial transaction. + l. s. Vienna, Dec. 29, 1722, a statement that he has received the commands recently sent to him.
FOLDER 1318 Charles Emmanuel III, Duke of (1701, 1720-1772), July 28, 1726
l. s. Turin, July 28, 1726, to the Queen of England (Caroline, wife of George II), effusive letter in which he acknowledges the receipt of letters through Essex to himself and assures her of the satisfactory execution of her injunction (in French).
FOLDER 1319 Maria Elisabetta Theresa of Lorraine, Duchess of Savoy (1711-1741), wife of Charles Emmanuel III, January 14, 1741
l. s. Turin, Jan. 14, 1741, polite letter (in French).
Series 26: Tuscany
FOLDER 1320 Lorenzo I, de Medici, the Magnificent (1449, 1469-1492), December 9, [ ? ]
DeRicci Number: 1220
a. l. s. Florence, Dec. 9 [ ], to a Florentine in Rome, regarding a musician whose services he wishes to obtain.
FOLDER 1321 Cosmo I, de Medici, first Grand Duke of (1519, 1527-1574), September 16, 1550; September 9, 1572
DeRicci Number: 1221
d. s. Poggio, Sept. 16, 1550, certificate of the purchase by Guiliano Capponi of a house in Florence belonging to the Duke of Ferrara. + l. s. Florence, Sept. 9, 1572, to the Duke of Anjou (later Henry III of France), offering congratulations and asking that opportunities of serving him be pointed out more frequently. *Note-Probably written upon the assumption by the Duke of Anjoy of the command of the army at La Rochelle.
FOLDER 1322 Giovanni de Medici ( -1621), natural son of Cosmo I. He followed Marie de Medici into France but later returned to Florence, February 15, 1614
a. l. s. Florence, Feb. 15, 1614, to Marie de Medici, Queen of France, asking her aid in obtaining an early decision in a dispute with a debtor, Baccio Nicolini.
FOLDER 1322 Cosmo II, de Medici, fourth Grand Duke of (1590, 1607-1621), June 20, 1614
l. s. Florence, June 20, 1614, to a friend in Parma, announcing the death of his brother Francesco.
FOLDER 1324 Francesco de Medici ( -1614), brother of Cosmo II, February(?) 20, 1610
a. l. s. Careggi, Feb(?) 20, 1610, to Paolo Capozzucchi at Rome, personal.
FOLDER 1325 Christina of Lorraine, Grand duchess of Tuscany (1565-1627), wife of Ferdinand I, August 12, 1611
l. s. Aug. 12, 1611, regarding the help which she and the Grand Duke Ferdinand are disposed to give a Cavaliere Guigni in a certain piece of work.
Series 27: Venice
FOLDER 1326 Foscari, Francesco, Doge of (1272-1457), hero of Byron's The Two Foscari, April 4, 1448
DeRicci Number: 1226
d. s. Venice, Apr. 4, 1448, registration and transcription for the legislation of the will of Marino Sanudo (in Latin and Italian).
FOLDER 1327 Priuli, Lornzo, Doge of (1556-1599), July 21, 1595
DeRicci Number: 1227
l. s. Venice, July 21, 1595, to Albate Prezzato, empowering him to treat with the Pope and certain other persons concerning the affairs of the Seminario di Venetia
Series 28: Statesmen, Clerics, and Military
FOLDER 1328 Aldobrandini, Giovanni (1525-1572), cardinal, April 20, 1572
DeRicci Number: 1228
d. s. Apr. 20, 1572, providing for the papal share of expense for the war against the Turks, ending in the Battle of Lepanto (1572), signed also by Giovanni Morone and four other cardinals.
FOLDER 1329 Aldus, Manutius, Jr. (1547-1597), grandson of the great Aldus, April 20, 1586
DeRicci Number: 1229
a. l. s. Bologna, Apr. 20, 1586, to a friend regarding the works which he is at present producing.
FOLDER 1330 Aleotti, Giovanni Battista (1546-1626), architect and engineer, August 29, 1589
DeRicci Number: 1220
a. l. s. Aug. 29, 1589, brief personal note.
FOLDER 1331 Alfieri, Vittorio (1749-1802), poet, 1798
An autograph signature written upon the fly-leaf of a book, date Florence, 1798.
FOLDER 1332 Andiffredi, J. B. (1714-1794), a learned Dominican astronomer, bibliographer, historian of Italian printing., September 12, 1788
a. l. s. Rome, Sept. 12, 1788, a brief friendly letter to Angelo Bandini in Florence, apologizing for his delay in answering a recent communication.
FOLDER 1333 Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1522), poet, no date
DeRicci Number: 1222
d. s. s. d., document signed by Ariosto with four others, setting forth the details of a recent condemnation and fine and asking that it be canceled.
FOLDER 1334 Azeglio, Massimo Taparelli, Marqui of (1798-1866), litterateur and statesman, no date
d. s. s. d., an extract from a memorandum regarding legislation to encourage commerce and mechanical arts.
FOLDER 1335 Azzolino, Decio (1626-1689), cardinal, friend of Queen Christine of Sweden, December 15, 1651
l. s. Rome, Dec. 15, 1651, letter to a friend in which he mentions that he is to leave Rome for Christmas.
FOLDER 1336 Bandini, Angelo Maria (1726-1800), antiquary, writer upon musical subjects, biographer of Americus Vespuccius, October 1, 1791
a. l. s. Florence, Oct. 1, 1791, to a friend in which he discusses a collection of fifteenth century manuscripts which he has recently examined and gives and account of his own work, Annali tipografici della Toscana.
FOLDER 1336a (Special Note--PVW) Barberini, Antonio (1608-1671), cardinal, December [16?], 1652
d. s. Dec. [16?], 1652, written in a secretary's hand and signed by Barberini. *Note: Not part of the Thacher collection, acquired in 1985.
FOLDER 1337 Bellarmino, Roberto (1542-1621), cardinal, archbishop of Capua, historian and contoversialist, September 11, 1606
l. s. Rome, Sept. 11, 1606, to a friend offering congratulations and good wishes upon the occasion of his elevation as cardinal, with seven autograph lines.
FOLDER 1338 Borghese, Marco Antonio, of Siena, father of Pope Paul V, no date; no date; October 26, 1558
DeRicci Number: 1228
d. s. s. d, legal doccument drawn up in the name of the Archbishop Nazarenus against Giulia dei Sabelli for the recovery of certain goods. + d. s. s. d., legal document drawn up between Domenicus Candelottarius and Zaromellos Vassallus for the recovery of certain alleged debts. + d. s. Oct. 26, 1558, brief note to his notary (in Latin).
FOLDER 1339 Botta, Carlo (1766-1827), historian, member of the French legislative corps, July 4, 1824
DeRicci Number: 1240
a. l. s. July 4, 1824, to Baron Luiddani at Cheles, personal.
FOLDER 1340 Calco, Bartolommeo (14-- ), statesman, minister of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, February 11, 1494
DeRicci Number: 1242
d. s. Milan, Feb. 11, 1494, to the Magistrates of Genoa, regarding the aid promised by them to Pisa, which was then engaged in a struggle with the Florentines.
FOLDER 1341 Cantu, Cesare (1804-1895), historian, February 16, 1850
a. l. s. Milan, Feb. 16, 1850, letter of inquiry to a friend, regarding a notice which recently appeared in the journal.
FOLDER 1342 Caprinica, Domenico (1400-1458), cardinal bishop of Fermo, diplomatist and canonist, April 29, 1445
d. s. Todi, Apr. 29, 1445, reduction of a fine for trespass within the grounds of two monasteries, with three autograph lines.
FOLDER 1343 Caprara, Giambattista (1722-1810), cardinal, legate of Pius VII to Paris, crowned Napoleon King of Italy, November 27, 1806
l. s. Paris, Nov. 27, 1806, letter of good wishes to Cardinal Ersckines on the occasion of an approaching holy day.
FOLDER 1344 Carignano, Tommaso Frncesco, Prince of (1596-1656), general, son of Charles Emmanuel of Savoy, May 24, 1646
l. s. In camp near Orbitello, May 24, 1646, letter of thanks.
FOLDER 1345 Casa, Giovanni della (1502-1556), poet, June 4, 1542
DeRicci Number: 1245
d. s. Rome, June 4, 1542, concerning a matter of ecclesiastical finance.
FOLDER 1346 Colonna, Marcantonio ( -1584), June 20, 1582
DeRicci Number: 1246
l. s. Palermo, June 20, 1582, to Captain Ottavio Sprenza, asking an account of the expense incurred by him in raising a cavalry troop.
FOLDER 1347 Colonna, Prospero (1452-1522), general, 1521
DeRicci Number: 1247
d. s. 1521, proclamation issued by Colonna in the capacity of military commander of the district ordering that his estate of (Landa or Lunda) is to be respected and the people to remain unmolested, given at Landa or Lunda.
FOLDER 1348 Colonna, Vittoria, Marquise of Pescara (1490-1548), poet, friend of Michelangelo and a correspondent of Marguerite d'Angoulême, queen of Navarre, October 21, [ ? ]
DeRicci Number: 1248
a. l. s. Rome, Oct. 21 [ ], personal letter to a friend.
FOLDER 1349 Conslavi, Ercole (1757-1824), cardinal, minister of Pius VII and a signer of the Concordat together with Napoleon, February 11, 1817
a. l. s. Rome, Feb. 11, 1817, personal.
FOLDER 1350 Crescimbeni, Giovanni Maria (1662-1728), poet, founde of the Accademia degli Arcadi of which he was custodian for thirty-eight years, January 21, 1712
l. s. Jan. 21, 1712, to Giovanni Vincenzio Lucchesini Luchese apprising him of his elecetion to full membership for the academy of Arcadians.
FOLDER 1351 De Vio Tommaso, called Cajetano (1464-1524), cardinal, bishop of Gaëta, May 22, 1520
DeRicci Number: 1251
d. s. Rome, May 22, 1520, statement to the effect that he has not received a sum of money which is alleged to have been paid him, with three autograph lines.
FOLDER 1352 Doria, Andrea (1466-1560), Genoese condottiere and admiral, October, 1520
DeRicci Number: 1252
l. s. Genoa, Oct. 1520, to the commissioners of Florence in Pisa, in which he complains of the confiscation of certain grain ships by the commissioner of Livorno and the imprisonment of the crew.
FOLDER 1353 Du Tillot, Guillaume, Marquis of Felino (1711-1774), minister of the children Philip and Ferdinand of Parma, October 19, 1762
DeRicci Number: 1353
a. l. s. Parma, Oct. 19, 1762, to Philip, regarding an illness of Madame Louise. The reply of Philip, autograph but not signed or dated is written between Du Tillot's salutation and the body of the letter.
FOLDER 1353a Este, Filippo d' ( -1592), member of a celebrated Ferrara family, August 19, 1569
a. l. s. Casillarano, Aug. 19, 1569, letter regarding the treatment to be accorded certain men involved in a case of homicide.
FOLDER 1354 Este, Ippolito d' (1479-1520), cardinal, June 22, 1514
DeRicci Number: 1254
l. s. Rome, June 22, 1514, signed with a subscription to the Duke of Milan, on a question of monastery discipline.
FOLDER 1355 Farnese, Giovanni Paolo, Jesuit, son of Mario Farnese, Duke of Latera and Camilla Lupi di Sorogna, August 21, 1622
a. l. s. Anagni, Aug. 21, 1622, to Francesco Gavoli in Rome, in which he discusses carious financial matters, including a new impost and a transaction involving and eight per cent interest.
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