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Ms. Codex 545 Raccolta di lettere della segretaria di stato, scritte à Monsig. Arcivescovo Tomaso Vidoni in tempo che era in Malta inquisitore apostolico, e poi nunzio a Firenze dal MDCLXXXVI fino al MDCXCVII
TitleRaccolta di lettere della segretaria di stato, scritte à Monsig. Arcivescovo Tomaso Vidoni in tempo che era in Malta inquisitore apostolico, e poi nunzio a Firenze dal MDCLXXXVI fino al MDCXCVII
- Vidoni, Tommaso
- Cybo, Alderano, Cardinal, 1613-1700
- Ottoboni, Pietro, Cardinal, 1667-1740
- Spada, Fabrizio, Cardinal, 1643-1717
- Cosimo III, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1642-1723
Call numberMs. Codex 545
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 2486498
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with some official dispatches in Latin
Letters primarily consist of acknowledgments of dispatches received from Tomaso Vidoni by the successive secretaries of state (Cardinal Alderano Cybo, Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, Cardinal Spada) of Popes Innocent XI, Alexander VIII, and Innocent XII. Interleaved with the letters are occasional dispatches elaborating on requests made of Vidoni, the apostolic inquisitor of Malta (1686-1689) and later nuncio of Florence (1690-1697). These detail events in Rome, the illnesses and deaths of Innocent XI and Alexander VIII and the conclaves electing their successors, as well as crime and public disorder in Rome. Some letters contain considerable detail on French affairs, including altercations with the Marquis of Lavardin, ambassador of Louis XIV and subject of a papal interdict, and tensions over the French occupation of Avignon in 1688. Letters related to Vidoni's offices in Malta and Florence discuss plagues, crime, the conduct of clergy and convents, vacancies in ecclesiastical offices, clerical tax exemptions, the revenues of given offices, and the activities of corsairs in the Mediterranean. Several letters concern Cosimo III, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, and his private devotions, particularly his promotion of the cult of Blessed Bernardo Tolomei; others relate to broader Tuscan politics, particularly Tuscany's reluctant involvement in the Venetian campaign against the Turks. There are a few letters from other correspondents including Carlo Agosto Fa[b]roni, an official of the Holy See; and Giuseppe Vendramin , apostolic minister in Venice. There are a few letters from other correspondents including Carlo Agosto Fa[b]roni, an official of the Holy See; and Giuseppe Vendramin , apostolic minister in Venice.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from decorated title page for volume 1.
Extent441, 398 leaves : volume 1: 262 x 196 mm. bound to 274 x 221 mm. ; volume 2: 261 x 196 mm. bound to 273 x 206 mm
FoliationV.1: Paper, 441; [ii, 1-439]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto; V.2: Paper, 398; [i, 1-397]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
- Formerly owned by Joseph Marchio Vidonus Cremonensis (signature, inside upper cover of both volumes).
- Papal nuncios--Italy--Correspondence
- Papal courts--Foreign relations--France
- Austro-Turkish War, 1683-1699
- Papal briefs
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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