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Ms. Codex 1480 - [Ledger of Concini accounts]
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Title:
[Ledger of Concini accounts] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Terranuova Bracciolini], 1635-1637.
Physical description:
64 leaves : paper ; 308 x 205 mm. bound to 315 x 211 mm.
Summary:
Ledger of debtors and creditors and accounts related to the estate attached to the Priory of San Jacopo, located in Pian di Radice, Terranuova Bracciolini, for the years 1635-1637. The farm was formerly property of Arrigo Concini, but was left to his daughters after his death in 1631. The ledger, probably written by the estate manager, is addressed to Camilla Concini Medici (referred to as nostra padrona in the manuscript), daughter of Arrigo and wife of Cosimo di Francesco de' Medici, and it includes very detailed accounts on the everyday transactions that result from the management of the farm, such as the purchase of feed for the animals, the sales of wine and oil to individuals and other farms, the expenses required to furnish the house or to replace broken pieces of furniture, or those necessary to shoe or medicate horses. Accounts concerning the payment of the employees who worked on the farms are also present and the names that appear most frequently are Giovanni Bernini, Stolfo Barotti, Giovan Antonio Nuti, and Vincenzo and Tommaso Giunti. The author gives information about donations made to friends of the Concini family when they come and visit the farm, and of the produce that he sends to the Concini family house in Florence (typically wine, oil, poultry and eggs). Although the majority of the accounts pertain to the Terranuova estate, there are mentions of the following farms, also owned by the Concini: Il Ponticino, Cambi, Gli Arcipressi, Cascino, La Croce and La Paperina, all located in the proximity of Florence. Exchanges of products between these farms and San Jacopo were scrupulously recorded.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 64; [1], 2-64, contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f.56-64 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 name of the counterparts involved in the transaction, and the smaller one on the right with the amount received or disbursed. Sometimes 3 columns or long lines are also used.
Script: Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Agneau pascal 48 (Florence, 1498).
Binding: Contemporary parchment, no. 5, Giornale della fattoria di Terranuova followed by some unreadable words on spine; the heading Giornale della fattoria di Terranuova, 1635, Medici, and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written either in Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, between 1635 (f. 1v) and 1637 (f. 37r).
Forms part of: Concini Papers.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1480
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1480
 
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