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Alberto Pio correspondence

Ms. Coll. 637

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Pio, Alberto, 1475-1531?
Title:
Alberto Pio correspondence
Date [inclusive]:
1512-1523
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 637
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Language Note:
In Latin and Italian.
Abstract:
Alberto Pio lived from 1475 to circa 1531 and served as an ambassador of Emperor Maximilian I to the Papal Court.This collection contains letters dealing with foreign affairs of countries such as Lombardy, Spain, England, Flanders, and Naples, showing strong anti-French and anti-Venetian feeling.
Cite as:
Alberto Pio correspondence, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Alberto Pio lived from 1475 to circa 1531 and served as an ambassador of Emperor Maximilian I to the Papal Court.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters dealing with foreign affairs of countries such as Lombardy, Spain, England, Flanders, and Naples, showing strong anti-French and anti-Venetian feeling. Half of the letters and memoranda are from Alberto Pio to Maximilian I or his officials; the other half are letters to Alberto Pio from, in order, Lionello Pio (his brother, 13 letters), Giovanni Matteo Giberti (bishop of Verona, 8 letters), Lorenzo Compeggi (1 letter), Andrea de Burgo (13 letters), Federico Fregoso (archbishop of Salerno, 1 letter), Leone Grilinzone (8 letters), Giovanni Battista Spinello (5 letters), and Jacopo Bannissi (20 letters). A few of the letters are written in code. A contemporary or slightly later folder gives the title Lettere latine di Alberto Pio Conte di Carpi, Ambasciatore della Maestà Cesarea in Roma, which applies only to the first half of the collection. A majority of the leaves are bifolia. Many letters have seals or remnants of seals, and some have holes where seals were cut out.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  21 April 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Nicole Love

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
  • Manuscripts, Renaissance
Geographic Name(s)
  • Holy Roman Empire--Foreign Relations
Personal Name(s)
  • Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1459-1519
Subject(s)
  • International relations

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Collection Inventory

Letters from Alberto Pio to Maximilian I and/or his officials.

Box Folder

1512.

1 1

1513.

1 2

1514.

1 3

1516.

1 4

1517.

1 5

1518.

1 6

Letters to Alberto Pio.

Box Folder

Pio, Lionello, 1512-1523.

1 7

Giberti, Giovanni Matteo, 1520-1523.

1 8

Campeggi, Lorenzo, 1517.

1 9

Andrea de Burgo, 1513-1515.

1 10

Fregoso, Federico, 1521.

1 11

Grilinzone, Leone, 1516-1519.

1 12

Spinello, Giovanni Battista, 1512-1520.

1 13

Bannissi, Jacopo, 1516-1523.

1 14-15