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Ms. Codex 1491 Uguccioni and Marucelli miscellany
TitleUguccioni and Marucelli miscellany
Call numberMs. Codex 1491
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4485916
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian and Spanish
- 1520-1526, 1532
Miscellany related to the business of various members of the Uguccioni and Marucelli families divided into three parts and written in 1520-1526 and 1532. The first part, mostly written in 1520-1521, contains copies of letters originally written by Carlo and Benedetto Uguccioni to various counterparts, including Nicolo da Cepperello, Simone del Benino, Agnolo and Luigi Gaddi, Bernardo Salviati, Lanfranco Spinola, Giovanmaria de Pilli, Nicolo Gentile, Carlo Accorsi, Filippo Garsigliaro and others. Many of the counterparts are members of some of the most ancient and powerful families in Florence, and the Uguccioni, themselves a historical, although not quite as wealthy, Florentine family (but originally from Pistoia, near Florence), appear to be doing extensive business with them. The Uguccioni were, according to the correspondence contained in the present manuscript, relatively strong in the textile trade, with counterparts in Florence and Bologna (an important national and international market). Some letters also contain notices or receipts of payment for textile goods sent or received. The present manuscript suggests that the Uguccioni also engaged in some minor banking activity, parallel with the textile trade, which was their primary source of revenue. The second part of the manuscript, written in 1520-1526, contains copies of correspondence and miscellaneous documents originally written by Francesco e Carlo Marucelli (probably brothers). The Marucelli were also heavily involved in the textile trade, and most of the documents reflect this aspect of their business activities. A small number of debts and credits with various counterparts, as well as accounts related to the sale or purchase of textile products are also present. A page of copies of notarial documents contains stitches and remains of wax and originally was probably stitched and sealed (f. 54r). The last part of the manuscript, entirely written in Spanish in 1532, is a short ledger of debtors, creditors and accounts of Benedetto di Giovanbattista Uguccioni for the year 1532. The transactions are related to payments in kind, or debts to be paid in kind (usually with horses or mules). Some accounts refer to times when Uguccioni was in Genoa, Rome or Florence for business. Counterparts have both Spanish and Italian names, and some of the Spanish individuals are presented as relatives of Uguccioni (mostly cousins).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ancre 492 (Lucca, 1522).
Extent64 leaves : 329 x 233 mm. bound to 340 x 238 mm
FoliationPaper, 64; 1-64, contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto (f. 48 and 62-64 are blank)
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Accounting--Spain--16th century
- Finance--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Finance--Spain--Early works to 1800
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Notarial documents
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Spanish--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Section: Copies of Uguccioni letters and documents, f. 1r
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Section: Copies of Marucelli letters and documents, f. 49r
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Section: Uguccioni accounts, f. 55r