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Medici, Vincenzo de'

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Works: 46 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 47 library holdings
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[Copies of Medici correspondence] by Vincenzo de' Medici( Book )
2 editions published in 1610 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Collection of copies of miscellaneous letters and accounts originally written by Vincenzo di Carlo de' Medici, for the years 1601-1603. Most of the documents appear to be business letters of various levels of formality (from highly formal to letters written in the first person) addressed to counterparts located in various parts of Italy (including Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, Ancona, Bologna, Genoa, Naples, Venice and Piacenza). The letters concern various kinds of banking operations and other transactions between Vincenzo Medici and a large number of counterparts, which include some of the most important aristocratic families of bankers (the Strozzi, the Capponi, the Ticci, the Acciaiuoli, the Doni and the Detti, all Florentine bankers, and the banking firm of the Acciaiuoli-Spinelli, with branches both in Florence and Naples); ambassadors (including the Guadagni, who served as diplomats for the Medici for two centuries); various clergymen (including the archbishop of Florence); and individual businessmen. Vincenzo Medici acted as financial director for the family banks and his correspondence contains information about loans and interest; financial products traded in business 'fairs' (national or international over-the-counter markets, such as the Piacenza fair, mentioned throughout the manuscript, where financial instruments such as forward contracts or bills of exchange were traded); money transfers between various branches of the Medici banks; and negotiations for the purchase or sale of textile products. Five notes, probably original, are also laid in the manuscript
Francesco I de' Medici correspondence, petitions, and financial documents by Francesco( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Correspondence (Folders 130-133), mostly between Francesco I de' Medici and Antonfrancesco Gondi, who held several offices within the grand-ducal administration, discussing political matters; a small number of financial documents, also related to governmental affairs, covering the years 1552-1579; and petitions (Folder 134) sent to Francesco by numerous individuals, including members of the Medici family, requesting debt reduction or cancellation, dated 1575-1584
Bernardino de' Medici financial documents and correspondence by Bernardino de' Medici( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Financial documents, including accounts and receipts, concerning textile product business of Bernardino de' Medici with Antonio Salviati and Lodovico Risaliti, and a letter dated 1581, written by Bernardino to his brother Vincenzo, discussing business meetings with various individuals
Filza III di scritture de signori Medici segnata, con la lettera C by House of Medici( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Miscellany of over 150 notarial and legal documents pertaining to the family affairs of a large number of members of the Medici family, as well as their business interactions with other Florentine merchants, such as the Detti and the Risaliti. The documents can be divided into two broad categories: those documents that pertain to matters of civil, property and family law, and those that concern matters of commercial law and property law for business purposes, with the latter group being significantly larger. Documents that fall under the first category are mostly about dowries; inheritance; and various aspects of the management of the large estate of the Medici. Documents in the second group include sale and rental contracts for structures used for non-residential purposes, such as mills and shops; dealings related to the textile business; dealings related to the sale and purchase of produce and grains; contracts of small business incorporation; and accounts, debts, credits and related disputes. The last group of documents are copies, dated 1576, of 10 early 15th-century letters in Latin between officers of Massa e Cozzile and of Montecatini (in the manuscript as Monte Catini) di Valdinievole, 2 communi under Florentine jurisdiction, attempting to establish an agreement between the 2 communities (Folder 320). The letters have a limp cover made from a vellum bifolium from a liturgical manuscript
Vincenzo de' Medici financial documents, petitions, and correspondence by Vincenzo de' Medici( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Financial documents and ledger fragments, petitions, and correspondence of Vincenzo de' Medici and his heirs covering a very diverse range of topics, the most important being the management of the textile family business and of the farms of Valdinievole and Trespiano (Folders 168-195); mint operations, including the sale and purchase of bullion with Genoa and Spain (Folders 196-228); and the banking activities he conducted in partnership with his brother Andrea de' Medici (Folders 229-233). Also includes 57 oversize documents, mostly dealing with miscellaneous debts and credits and mint operations (Folders 517-522)
Maria Maddelena de' Medici petitions by Maria Maddalena( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Petitions to Maria Maddalena de' Medici, written by numerous individuals, including members of the Medici family, primarily dealing with debt cancellation, financial help for the creation of dowry funds, and tax relief (for customs duties, silk and textile products, and revenue taxes)
Miscellaneous manuscripts by Vincenzo de' Medici( Book )
1 edition published in 1609 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Single bifolium report from Vincenzo de' Medici to the grand-duke of Tuscany, Cosimo II de' Medici, reporting on his activities as depositario generale of the Medici mint for the years 1595-1609. The report, written in Florence in 1609, illustrates the management of the mint, the names of some of the officers who worked there; how Vincenzo's compensation was calculated, based on a percentage of the mint's revenues; and some of mint's activities, including money coinage and speculation through the purchase of grain in Emilia Romagna, northern Italy, to resell in Naples, where there was a shortage of wheat
Christine de' Medici financial documents and petitions by Christine( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Financial documents, written between 1600 and 1610, concerning textile products transactions made by the grand-duchess Christine de' Medici (sometimes referred to as Cristina), and 3 petitions, dated 1600-1608, by Florentine merchants and businessmen, including Vincenzo de' Medici, asking Christine to reduce or cancel outstanding debts with the state for overdue taxes
Ferdinando I de' Medici petitions, correspondence, financial, and legal documents by Ferdinando( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Petitions (Folders 106-116), financial documents, and official correspondence (Folders 102-105) to the Grand-duke Ferdinando I de' Medici written by a large number of individuals (including ambassadors, members of the Medici family, government officials, merchants, and farmers), covering a very wide range of topics (taxation and tax collection in the Grand Duchy; coinage and mint operations; issues in public finance; diplomatic relations with the Holy Roman Empire; grain, iron, textile, and slave trades; controversies related to navigation in the Mediterranean Sea; and concessions and privileges granted to the Jews, especially to the Jewish community of Livorno). Two oversize accounts for miscellaneous expenses dated 1606 and 1607 are stored separately (Folder 516)
Filza IV delle scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera D by House of Medici( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Miscellany of notarial, legal, and financial documents, concerning the affairs of the Medici family, with a large number of items covering various aspects of the management of the farms of Trespiano, Valdinievole, and Montecatini. Other documents deal with numerous Florentine small businesses, including goldsmiths, where the Medici were involved in some capacity (usually either as investors or as clients); dowry and inheritance matters pertaining to the Medici, the Guicciardini, the Quaratesi, and the Altoviti; contracts for the sale, purchase or rent of real property in Florence and nearby locations; and numerous miscellaneous accounts and credit records with individual counterparts as well as the Monte di pietà
Filza XVI di scritture de signori Medici segnata con la lettera Q by House of Medici( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Miscellany of notarial, legal, and financial documents, concerning the affairs of the Medici family, with a large number of items covering the lengthy dispute over the inheritance of Vincenzo de' Medici, who left his wife, Ottavia Altoviti, and their children a significant debt with the Monte di pietà̀. Other documents deal with the creation of the Capponi Medici bank by Andrea de' Medici and Neri Capponi; the management of the farms of the Medici family (including Trespiano and Valdinievole); the collection of the gabelle, taxes on various products and activities; business between the Medici Florentine counterparts; and iron and precious metals trade with Spain and the Far East. A few inventories of movable possessions found in Medici properties as well as petitions to Medici Grand-dukes are also present
Ferdinando II de' Medici petitions, financial documents, and correspondence by Ferdinando( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Petitions (Folders 120-127), financial documents, and official and private correspondence (Folders 117-119) to the grand-duke Ferdinando de' Medici, covering the years 1621-1667, primarily concerning a large outstanding debt with the Monte di pietà left by Vincenzo di Carlo de' Medici to his heirs who, after a few unsuccessful attempts to pay the balance, hoped to reach a settlement. A number of documents and petitions dealing with commercial and diplomatic relationships with the Kingdom of Naples, the operations of the Medici mint, and with the poverty of the Florentine farmers are also present
Cosimo II de' Medici petitions, correspondence and financial documents by Cosimo( Book )
in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Petitions (Folders 80-90) to the grand-duke Cosimo II de' Medici from numerous individuals, including members of the Medici family, such as Vincenzo and Carlo de' Medici, concerning a wide range of topics (e.g. debt cancellation; slave trade, principally with Spain; precious metal trade for the Florentine mint; and controversies between family members); and a few letters and financial documents (Folders 77-79), dealing with state finance, tax collection, and customs administration. An oversize financial record dated 1620 is stored separately (Folder 514)
 
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