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Ms. Codex 1365 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors and memoranda
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors and memoranda
- Medici, Francesca de' Medici, Francesca de'
Call numberMs. Codex 1365
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4445013
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of debtors and creditors and memoranda of Francesca di Bivigliano de' Medici for the years 1534-1562, at least partially written by Francesca de' Medici and in the first person. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that hold the debt or credit. Among the names that appear there are Camilla and Bartolomea de' Medici, daughters of Francesca; Tommaso di Lorenzo Ridolfi, fiancé of Camilla; and Bivigliano de' Medici. The counterparts are usually members of the Medici family, but there are also transactions with servants or employees of Francesca or her daughters. Some transactions are settled in cash, others in kind (using animals, produce or textiles), regardless of whether the counterpart is a family member or an employee. Memoranda offer a more detailed description of single transactions, such as the events which led to a credit or a debt.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Extent112 leaves : 164 x 111 mm. bound to 170 x 113 mm
FoliationPaper, 112 leaves; versos numbered 2-41, [42-45], 46-65, [66-112, i], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered 1-96, [97-112] upper right recto (leaves 103-112 blank).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 26 on spine; the heading Debitori e creditori on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover with leather strap; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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