Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1381 Ledger of Amadori accounts and memoranda
TitleLedger of Amadori accounts and memoranda
- Amadori, Andrea
Call numberMs. Codex 1381
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4446720
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts and memoranda of Andrea Amadori for the years 1547-1552. Parts of the memoranda are written by Andrea Amadori in the first person. Contains miscellaneous accounts of transactions concerning small debts and credits; the payment of rent from tenants; farm management for the podere di Castelfranco, property of Andrea Amadori; and textile business with dyers and various other textile workers. Although most counterparts are either employees or tenants of Andrea Amadori, there are money exchanges between other kinds of counterparts, such as the Frati of the Convento di San Donato, located in Scarlino, south of Florence. Memoranda contain more detailed descriptions of the events that led to the creation of a debt or a credit and, in certain cases, itemized accounts of single transactions are also present (especially for transactions related to farm management, where detailed production accounts are present in the memoranda after a brief commentary). The cover of the manuscript is made from an earlier document on parchment (perhaps of the late 14th century) written in Latin.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Fleur-de-lis 6888 (Pistoia, 1490).
Extent96 leaves : 212 x 167 mm. bound to 235 x 169 mm
FoliationPaper, 96; [i], 1-80, [81-95], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 192 and 73 on spine; the heading Ricordi Andrea Amadori and letter A on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Farm management--Italy
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf, Inside front cover
Inside back cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf, Inside back cover