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Ms. Codex 1395 Ledger of Gondi accounts and memoranda
TitleLedger of Gondi accounts and memoranda
- Allegri, Bernardo
Call numberMs. Codex 1395
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9944495213503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Ledger of accounts and memoranda of Antonio Francesco di Lorenzo Gondi for the years 1558-1560, written by the notary Bernardo Allegri. Contains a variety of accounts, including records of debts and credits with employees, tenants and family members; and data concerning the production of wheat, feed, wine, oil, wool, cheese and pulses for the many farms owned by Antonio Francesco Gondi (these products are globally referred to as ricolte in the manuscript). Debts and credits and production records are mixed together and are organized chronologically (usually monthly). Detailed accounts on the management and purchase of cattle are also recorded. For most farm-related transactions, the name of the farmer or farm worker in charge of the process is noted, and these data are also organized on a month-by-month basis. Some of the names that appear frequently in the ledger as counterparts in the transactions are Donato di Girolamo Tondi; Domenico Pini; and Lorenzo d'Orlando Baccelli. Memoranda contain more detailed records of transactions and production of the aforementioned products as well as of wood, with a descriptive emphasis on the forests owned by Antonio Francesco Gondi. In certain cases, property inventories are also present and they cover both real estate and farm animals. Less frequent are anticipated purchases lists, in which the notary writes down the purchases necessary for farm management.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ancre 492 (Lucca, 1522).
Extent128 leaves : 229 x 163 mm. bound to 243 x 165 mm
FoliationPaper, 127: versos numbered 1-106, [107-127], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-cvi, [cvii-cxi], cxii-cxxii, [cxxiii-cxxvii], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (pages 107-111 and 123-127 blank). Each opening has a matched Arabic numeral on the left and a Roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 1 on spine; the heading Libro di possessione, letter A with decorative penwork, letter B and no.1 on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Farm life--Italy--History
- Farm management--Italy
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 16th century
- Financial records
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