Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1414 Ledger of Cassi accounts
TitleLedger of Cassi accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1414
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4452278
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Lodovico Cassi for the years 1616-1621. Includes a detailed list of transactions related both to the textile business and trade, and to household management. The accounts mentioned in the ledger that are related to the textile business include transactions with many different workers (including weavers, spinners and dyers) who were paid for their services as well as the purchase of materials and tools. Moreover, when recording these transactions, information about the various phases of wool manufacturing is also present and are often described in great detail. The accounts related to household management include daily expenses to buy food for the family and for the pets (a recurring expense is meat for the cat); small amounts of money given to the various beggars who walked by the house and knock on the door asking for help; and expenses for writing tools (including wax for seals and letter paper).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing a lion.
Extent95 leaves : 372 x 257 mm. bound to 389 x 259 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 95 + i (paper); [1-95], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto; irregular contemporary foliation and pagination in ink, upper outer corners (f. 58-95 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 233 on spine; the heading Quaderno di cassa, no. 99 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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