Galletti family papers, 1742-1896.
2 boxes (21 folders)
- Burgio family.
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà (Palermo, Italy).
Privileges and immunities -- Italy -- Sicily.
Inheritance and succession -- Italy.
Taxation -- Italy -- Sicily.
Sulfur mines and mining -- Italy.
Mining leases -- Italy.
Tax collection -- Italy -- Sicily.
San Cataldo (Italy).
Manuscripts, Italian -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 19th century.
- In Italian and Latin.
- Collection of documents concerning the affairs of the Galletti family of Comiso and San Cataldo, Sicily. Most of the items are legal, notarial, and financial documents pertaining to the wills of Baldassarre Galletti and Marianna Galletti, whose large estate and extensive property (which included houses, mines, jewelry, and works of art, but also conspicuous debts) were divided among many heirs. A small amount of private correspondence, including letters written by Vittoria Nicoletta Galletti, prioress of the monastery of Santa Maria della Pietà, and petitions to the Spanish kings, is also present. The Galletti were related to other Sicilian and Spanish families throughout numerous ties, especially marriage and political alliances, and through them acquired multiple titles and privileges. Moreover, they often participated in tax collection on behalf of the Spanish crown, which was the main source of income for the Sicilian aristocracy. Various stamps, perhaps indicating the payment of the customary governmental stamp tax to issue official documents, appear on numerous items; they are the same as or similar to stamps on other documents in the Villafiorita Ducal Records.
- Cited in:
- 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. 226 (Ms. Lea 397, Nos. 19-22).
- Galletti, Vittoria Nicoletta.
Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1784-1833, recipient.
Francesco I, King of the Two Sicilies, 1777-1830, recipient.
- Contained In:
- Villafiorita Ducal Records. Folders 85-105
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