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Ms. Codex 1495 Processi per la signora Francesca di Vincenzo de' Medici... etc.
TitleProcessi per la signora Francesca di Vincenzo de' Medici... etc.
- Christiani, Pietro Christiani, Pietro
- Franceschi, Benedetto Franceschi, Benedetto
Call numberMs. Codex 1495
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4487012
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian and Latin
- ca. 1558-1668
Miscellany of copies of legal and notarial documents, and trial proceedings, covering the years 1558-1668, concerning legal matters of the estate of Francesca di Vincenzo de' Medici, mother of Carlo and Alamanno de' Medici. Francesca and her mother-in-law, Ottavia Altoviti Medici, at the death of Vincenzo inherited his assets, including the farms of Valdinievole, Bravieri and Smicchi, all located near Florence. In 1558, Carlo and Alamanno, with the consent of Francesca, decided to become business partners and to manage the highly diversified family enterprise together. Alamanno was the partner originally in charge of the fiscal matters of the estate but, for a number of consecutive years, failed to fulfill his obligation, leaving behind a considerable number of debts with various counterparts. His mother, who had initially been the co-signer of some his loans and agreed to back his commitments, filed a claim to have her position revised, as well as to try to find a solution for the pending debts. An arbitrator was chosen and he ruled that the partnership between Alamanno and Carlo be dissolved, and Carlo (and his heirs) take over his brother's responsibilities. Alamanno was also to be excluded from further activity concerning the management of Valdinievole and fined. A similar situation occurred with the two other farms of the estate, Bravieri and Smicchi. Moreover, as a penalty for the delay in the payment of taxes, the farms themselves were very severely punished by a tripling of the outstanding balances. Francesca appealed this decision and the tax office approved her claim, offering a complete cancellation of the debts. The documents that relate to the aforementioned events are collected in no particular order, and include the proceedings of the trials during which Francesca requested arbitration to resolve the conflict between her two sons; a copy of the contract of partnership between Carlo and Alamanno de' Medici and one of its dissolution, as ruled by the arbitrator; and copies of the approvals issued by the tax officers.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Extent113 leaves : 280 x 203 mm. bound to 294 x 208 mm
FoliationPaper, 113; [vii], 1-102, [103-106]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary boards (Zacour-Hirsch); Processi per la signora Francesca di Vincenzo de' Medici con l'offizzio delle decime di S.A.S. per la reduzione e moderazione di piú beni liberi e fideicommissi, Filza XIX segnata T on upper cover. Upper cover and lower cover are tied with leather strings.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Trials--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Civil law--Italy
- Inheritance and succession--Italy
- Property tax--Italy--Florence
- Tax collection--Italy--Florence
- Legal documents
- Notarial documents
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Manuscripts, European
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