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34 items
Archive/Manuscript
1 linear foot (1 manuscript box of 30 documents and 1 print box of 4 documents and vellum cover)
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Online Archive of California
Included are 34 diplomatic documents from Italy (predominantly), France, Spain, England, and Czechoslovakia. Of particular note is an 1772 Papal indulgence from Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, and a 1781 letter addressed by Pope Pius VI to Scipione de' Ricci, bishop of Pistoia-Prato, in reply to the bishop's complaint about two nuns of the Monastery of Santa Caterina who are on the road to perdition and whose heresies and misdeeds border on the incredible.
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Archive/Manuscript
44 documents.
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Online Archive of California
33 French documents pertaining primarily to property or payments of money, including 2 marriage contracts (1367, 1565), a will (1409), building accounts (14th cent.), a list of purchases of wood from the royal forest of Longchamps (1409), and documents in the name of or issued by officials of the Count of Flanders (1339), the Black Prince as Prince of Acquitaine (1365), the Prioress of Poissy (1380), the Duc de Berry (1390), Charles VI (1395), and Duke Charles II of Lorraine (1598). 10 Spanish deeds relating to property in or near Córdoba, 1400-1516, and one document (ca. 1440) from the Council of Basel referring to Agnes of Portugal and the Infante Henry of Aragon.
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Digital content
130 items
Archive/Manuscript
130 items.
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Primarily fragments, these specimens were acquired to demonstrate the development of writing in the western world. A variety of scripts are represented, from Carolingian minuscule to the humanistic hands and the "cancelleresca."
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Digital content
20 items
Archive/Manuscript
17 items (20 leaves).
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The leaves come from the following works, listed here in chronological order: Carolingian compilation on the Psalms (France), glossarium (Eastern France), diurnal (Germany), Sacramentary (Germany), Beneventan psalter (Southern Italy), Augustinus (Italy), grammar of the Latin language (England), secular antiphoner (Central Italy), Isaiah (England), secular breviary (France), commentary on Aristotle's Physica (England), interpretations of Hebrew names (France), theological work (Italy), Venetian guild inventory (Italy), about the proper conduct of monks (the Netherlands), elegiac verses about nature and the fates (England), and commentary on First Corinthians (England).
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