Piccolomini family papers, 1197?-1724.
129 items (174 leaves)
- Monte di pietà (Florence, Italy).
Real property -- Italy.
Civil law -- Italy.
Canon law -- Early works to 1800.
Inheritance and succession -- Italy.
Papacy -- History.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1268-1559.
Siena (Italy) -- History.
Siena (Italy) -- Economic conditions.
- Legal documents.
Bulls (papal records)
Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
- In Latin, with some Italian.
- One of the major papal families in Italy in the 16th century, and the predominant noble family in Siena starting around the 11th century, mostly consisting of merchants, moneylenders, government figures, and church figures. Notable members of the family include Pope Pius II (originally Enea Silvio Piccolomini) and Pope Pius III (Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini), and many cardinals and archbishops, along with holders of lesser positions, were also of the same family.
- Collection of 129 mostly notarial and legal documents addressed to or relating to the Piccolomini family, along with two later covers with Phillipps manuscript numbers on them stored in 4 boxes with the exception of 17 oversize documents. The documents are mostly in Latin, with some Italian, and are dated from the 12th century to the 18th century, with most written in the 15th and 16th centuries. Many of the documents relate to the Church and papal intrigues, but most cover legal topics. Document types include records from lawsuits, arbitrations, petitions, grants, indulgences, bulls, and deeds. Most of the documents discuss or originate from Siena. The documents cover a variety of topics, such as ecclesiastical or political nominations, but the majority deal with real estate. Many of the documents contain notarial signets. Notes from the 18th century relate to genealogical and historical research.
- Finding Aid/Index:
- The documents in this collection have been cataloged individually. To see all records for the collection, search for the title Piccolomini Family Papers.
- Penn Provenance:
- Ms. Lea 71 formerly in the collection of Frederick North, Earl of Guilford and Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 6067 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Ms. Lea 71 sold by H. P. Kraus (New York), 1957.
Ms. Lea 446 formerly in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 20709 (label on boards, folder 103).
Ms. Lea 447 formerly in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 22925? (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Cited in:
- Includes collection described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 163 (Ms. Lea 71).
Includes collections described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), Supplement A (2). Library Chronicle 35 (1969), p. 30-33 (Ms. Lea 446, Ms. Lea 447).
- North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
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