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Ms. Codex 1415 - [Ledger of Cassi accounts and memoranda]
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[Ledger of Cassi accounts and memoranda] [manuscript].
[Italy], 1616-1621.
Physical description:
96 leaves : paper ; 340 x 238 mm. bound to 355 x 240 mm. + 4 notes.
Ledger of accounts and memoranda of Lodovico Cassi for the years 1616-1621. Includes a detailed list of transactions related both to the textile business and trade and receipts from some of the counterparts involved in said transactions. The accounts mentioned in the ledger that are related to the textile business include transactions with many different workers (including weavers, spinners and dyers) who were paid for their services as well as the purchase of materials and tools. Lodovico Cassi also appears to be involved in the leather industry as a small number of the business receipts are the result of the purchase of leather. In certain cases, the counterparts in the transactions write a small note at the end of the page in which they acknowledge the truthfulness and accuracy of the record. Memoranda describe in greater detail how a situation led to the creation of a debt or credit, or why a certain purchase was made.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i (paper) + 96 + i (paper); [1-96], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto; irregular contemporary foliation and pagination in ink, upper outer corners (f. 4-26 and 70-96 are blank but ruled).
Layout: Written in 2 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the large central column with a brief description of the transaction, including the names of the counterparts involved in the transaction, and the smaller one on the right with the amount received or disbursed. Memoranda written in long lines.
Script: Written in a cursive script by multiple hands.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 283 on spine; the heading Ricordanze e tintori, no. 108 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1616 (f. 1v) and 1621 (f. 69r).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1415
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1415
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