Collection of Material about the History of Naples, 1500-1800

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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about the History of Naples, 1500-1800

Collection number: 953

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Material about the History of Naples,
Date (inclusive): 1500-1800
Collection number: 953
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Ex libris: Marchionis Salsae.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Material about the History of Naples (Collection 953). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232787 

Abbreviations used in the Biographical References

  • Ac Accattatis, Luigi. Le biografie degli uomini illustri delle Calabrie. Cosenza, 1869-77. 4 vols
  • AL Aliquo-Lenzi, Luigi. Gli scrittori calabresi. Messina, 1913.
  • AN Notizie istoriche degli Arcadi morti. Rome, 1720-21. 3 vols.
  • BN Biografia degli uomini illustri del Regno di Napoli. Naples, 1813-30. 16 vols.
  • Cap Capparoni, Pietro. Profili bio-bibliografici di medici e naturalisti celebri italiani. Rome 1925-28. 2 vols.
  • Cg Cicogna, E.A. Delle iscrizioni veneziane. Venice, 1824-53. 6 vols.
  • Ch Chioccarelli, Bart. De illustribus scriptoribus qui in civitate et regno Neapolis & floruerunt. Naples, 1780.
  • CiC Cinelli Calvoli, Giov. Biblioteca volante. Venice 1734-47. 4 vols.
  • Crs Crasso, Lor. Elogii de gli huonini letterati. Venice, 1666. 2 vols.
  • Cs Castaldi, Gius. Della regale Accademia Ercolanese. Naples, 1840.
  • DA d'Afflitto, E. Memorie degli scrittori del Regno di Napolo. Naples, 1782-94. 2 vols.
  • DAB d'Ancona, A. & Or. Bacci. Manuale della letteratura italiana. Florence, 1901-10. 6 vols.
  • DC De Crescenzio, Gen. Dizionario atorico-biografico degli illustrii benemerati Salerniteri. Salerno, 1937.
  • DRg De Rogatis, Gen. Cenni biografici. Avellino, 1914.
  • E Elogi degli uomini illustri Toscani. Lucca, 1771-74. 4 vols.
  • Fa Fabroni, Ang. Vitae Italorum doctrina excellentium. Pisa & Lucca, 1778-1805. 20 vols.
  • Fr Frati, Carlo. Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei Bibliotecari e bibliofili italiani. Florence, 1933.
  • Gh Ghilini, Gir. Teatro d'huomini letterati. Venice, 1647. 2 vols.
  • Gi Giustiniani, Lor. Memorie istoriche degli scrittori legali del Regno di Napoli. Naples, 1787-88. 3 vols.
  • Gim Gimma, Gia. Elogi accademici. Naples, 1703. 2 vols.
  • Gl Gliubich, Sim. Dizionario biografico degli uomini illustri della Dalmazia. Vienna & Zara, 1856.
  • Gt Gatti, Serafino. Elogi. Naples, 1832-33. 2 vols.
  • I Inghirami, Fr. Storia della Toscana, 12-14: Biografia. Fiesole, 1843-44. 3 vols.
  • J Janelli, G.B. Dizionario biografico dei Parmigiani illustri e benemeriti. Genoa, 1877-84. 3 vols.
  • Lau Lauri, Ach. Dizionario dei cittadini notevoli di Terra di Lavoro antichi e moderni. Sora, 1915.
  • M Mazzuchelli, Gi.M. Gli scrittori d'Italia. Brescia, 1753-63. 6 vols.
  • Mr Mira, Gius. M. Bibliografia Siciliana. Palermo, 1875-84. 2 vols.
  • MR Minieri Riccio, C. Memorie storiche degli scrittori nati nel regno di Napoli. Naples, 1844.
  • Mt Martorana, Pietro. Motizie biografiche e bibliografiche degli scrittori del dialetto Napolitano. Naples, 1874.
  • Mzt Mazzetti, Ser. Repertorio di tutti I professori & della Università & di Bologna. Bologna, 1848.
  • N Negli, Giulio. Istoria degli scrittori Fiorentini. Ferrara, 1722.
  • Nc Niceron, J.P. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des hommes illustres & Paris, 1729-45. 44 vols.
  • NF Notizie letterarie, ed istoriche intorno agli uomini illustri della Accademia Fiorentina. Florence, 1700.
  • Ni Nicodemi, Leon. Addizioni copiose alle Biblioteca Napoletana del dottor Niccolò Toppi. Naples, 1683.
  • Per Peroni, Vinc. Biblioteca Bresciana. Brescia, 1816-23. 3 vols.
  • Re Regli, Fr. Dizionario biografico & 1800-60. Torino, 1860.
  • S Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, 1-10; Bibliographie par A. & A. de Backer, nouv. ed. p. C. Sommervogel. Brussels, 1890-1909. 10 vols. (vol. 12, Corrections. Toulouse 1911-30).
  • Sac Saccerdo, P.A. La botanica in Italia. Venice, 1895-1901.
  • Sb Sbaraglia, Giov.G. Supplementum et castigatio ad Scriptores Trium Ordinum S. Francisci a Waddingo. Rome, 1908-36. 3 vols.
  • SC Salvo-Cozzo, Gius. Giunte e correzione alla lettera A della Bibliografia Siciliana di G.M. Mira. Palermo, 1881.
  • Si Sigismondo. Biografia Serafica. Venice, 1846.
  • Sr Soria, Fr. Ant Memorie storico-critiche degli storici Napolitani. Naples, 1781-82. 2 vols.
  • T De Tipaldo, Em. Biografia degli Italiani illustri. Venice, 1834-45. 10 vols.
  • Ta Tafuri, Giov. Bern. Istoria degli scrittori nati nel Regno di Napoli. Naples, 1744-60. 10 vols.
  • To Toppi, Nic. Biblioteca Napoletana. Naples, 1678.
  • VA Le vite degli Arcadi illustri, Rome, 1708-51. 5 vols.
  • Vac Vaccaro, Fr. Avvocati, giurissi e magistrati Cosentini dal 1200 al 1800. Cosenza, 1934.
  • Vl Villani, Carlo. Scrittori ed artisti Pugliesi. Trani, 1904.
  • Vz Vezzosi, Fr. I scrittori de' Chierici regolari detti Teatini. Rome, 1780. 2 vols.
  • W Wurzbach, C. von. Biographisches Lexikon des kaiserthums Oesterreich. Vienna, 1856-91. 60 vols.
  • Wa Wadding, Luke. Scriptores Ordines Minorum. Rome, 1906.
  • Z Zavarrone, Ang. Bibliotheca Calabra. Naples, 1753.

Scope and Content

Boxes 1-4 include manuscripts and printed items relating to the history of Naples, with items grouped together and bound in vellum.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Naples (Italy)--History--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Archaeology

Box 3, Volume 7

no. 2 ALFENUS, DOM. Epistola ad I. Andream Serraum theologum. - Naples, October 1774.

Physical Description: 4 to. 88 pp. Beautifully printed on large paper.

Scope and Content Note

Treatise on Neapolitan law, history, inscriptions, etc. addressed to Giov. Andrea Serrao (1731 - 99) on whom see Ac 3:133; AL 388; BN 13:175; Gi 3:172, 306; MR 327; T 4:286.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 30 ESPERTI, CRESCENZIO. Lettera al Signor D. Gennaro Ignazio Simeoni. - Naples, 1773.

Physical Description: 8vo. 20 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Lettera II. - Naples, Oct. 1773. 8vo. 56pp.
Two letters by the village priest of Caserta (born 1706 - see Sr 242) to the professor of history and geography at the Royal Military Academy, concerning local history and antiquities.
 

Agriculture

Box 3, Volume 7

no. 5 PACIAUDI, PAOLO MARIA. De Beneventano Cereria Augustae Mensore exegesis. - Rome, ex typographia Palladis, 1753.

Physical Description: 4to. 47 pp.
Physical Description: With title vignette and 6 engravings. Large paper copy, uncut.

Scope and Content Note

Treatise on the Roman 'mensores frumentarium' or agricultural consultants. On the author (1710-85) see Fa 14:180; Fr 423; In 283; 180A; Se 7:44; T lo:200; Vz 2:118.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 7A SANFELICE, ANT. Della Campagna felice.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript in Latin, title and 32 pp. in a mid-16th century hand, neatly written, 26-30 lines to the page.

Scope and Content Note

A treatise on the Roman Campagna. On the author (1515-70) see BN 3:169; Ch 68; MR 316; Ni 23 Sb 1:95; Si 450; Sr 543; Ta 3:2:355; To 31; Wa 29.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 8 WEBB PHILIP C. An account of a copper tablet: containing two inscriptions in the Greek and Latin tongues. Discovered in the year 1732 (in the Kingdom of Naples). - London, 1760.

Physical Description: 4to. 10 pp. with 3 folding plates.

Scope and Content Note

Address to the Society of Antiquaries, London 1759, concerning inscriptions part of which are in English hands. On the author (1700-1770) see DNB 60:107. He was an antiquary and politician, well known as a collector of antique coins, marbles and bronzes.
Together with an Italian translation, manuscript (4to, 25 pp.), signed M.T., dated 15.10.1761.
 

Economy

Box 4, Volume 10

no. 3 AVVISQ agli amatori di fiori.

Scope and Content Note

Broadside containing the catalogue of French flower vendors, with their place of business.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 11 NOTA della pretenz(ion)i de Deputati della Città. dè Nap. aggli Capitoli, e Privilegi di d.a Città. - 1764

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, title and 39 pp. on 24 ff. with felur-de-lys watermark.

Scope and Content Note

History of various municipal privileges, with sources.
ANSWER to the preceding. - Folio manuscript, c. 1764, 44 pp.
Box 1, Volume 1

PRO REGIO FISCO spectabilibus Electis fidelissimae Civitatis Neapolis. - Folio manuscript, title and 65 pp. Dated Napels, 13.12.1651.

Scope and Content Note

A report by Carolus Cala (c. 1618-1683 - see Ac 2:221; AL 52; Gi 1:149; Mr l:146; Sr 111, 676; To 57, 314; Vac 30; Z 159) on the justification of the tax system.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 5 IN REGISTRO Regis Caroli VI ... anno 1293 et 1294. Neapoli baptizati qui sunt exemptes cassationum, dummodo filii eorum deinde solvant in plateis in quibus habitatant.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 3 pp.

Scope and Content Note

List of those who are, with their heirs exempt from certain duties and levies as long as they live and serve in their original boroughs.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 9 LETTER to the Marquis of Salsa?), undated

Physical Description: folio, 7 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning materials used by the painters guild.
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 9 ROSSI, ANTONIO. Intorno al nuovo archivio da stabilirsi in Napoli dissertazione. - Naples, 10.10.1766.

Physical Description: 4to. 106 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Essay on the economic structure of the country, its commerce, the firm basis of its agriculture, etc. with a summary of European economic history.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 4 SOPRA LA SEPARATIONE de' Regii Arrendamenti. - Naples, c. 1645.

Physical Description: Folio. Title and 14 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Pleads the cause of the neglected 'arrondissements', with statistical material.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 5 Stato presente della Reale Hazienda del Regno di Napoli, formato d'ordine della Regia Camera in Anno 1701.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, title and 47 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Annual account of the financial affairs of the Royal Household.
 

Agriculture

Box 2, Volume 5

no. 6 TERLIZZI, DOMENICO. Umile supplica, e piano pratico o sia sistema politico di economia... - Naples, text dated 1.8.1766.

Physical Description: Folio, title and 35 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Seeks to establish provincial economic tribunals to regulate agricultural activities with a view to achieve a balance between annual needs and production, resulting in price stabilization.
 

Foreign Affairs

Box 4, Volume 10

no. 8 RELAZIONE della Republichetta di Senarica, per sapere dove questa stia situata, sia quali confini, sua istituaione, e principio stato, regolamento, e chi autore ne parli se libro stampato o manoscritto.

Scope and Content Note

Folio manuscript, in answer to a request apparently either by the Marquis of Salsa personally or in his capacity as President of the Real Camera.
 

Literature

Box 4, Volume 10

no. 4 (ANON.) In lode del Signor D. Domenico d'Amico. prohibendi del tabacco.

Physical Description: Undated double-page broadside containing 2 satirical sonnets.
 

Public Health

Box 1, Volume 2

no. 2 RISPOSTA al Conto di Comparaz.ne formato nella Nazionalia della Casa S.ta A.G.P. di Nap. delli consumi, e spese fatte dal q.o Gen.o 1752 per tutto Sett.e d.o Anno dal Rev.o Prep.o D. Filippo Fajella per servo dell'Ospadale di d.a S.ta Casa con li consumi, e spese fatte del Rev.o D. Giuseppe Ettorre.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 27 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Comparative account of the first nine and the following two months of 1752 under different administrations at the Naples Hospital as concerning food. Subheadings read: bread; wine; salt; lard; eggs; meat; corn; spaghetti; etc.
 

Trade

Box 2, Volume 5

no. 9 OFFICIAL. Report to the King, dated 24.10.1762.

Physical Description: folio manuscript, 6 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning a projected book by NICOLO FORTUNATO, entitled Memorie e riflessione sul commercio interno ed esterno del Regno: inland and foreign trade of the Kingdom of Naples.
 

Genealogy

Box 1, Volume 2

no. 12 (ANON.) Discorso del Signor N. N. al Signor Don Geronimo Acquaviva.

Physical Description: 4to manuscript, shortly after 1700, title and 203 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Lengthy and apparently well-informed and well-documented 'chronique scandaleuse' of the Neapolitan noble families, their creation, pretentions, offices held and the reasons for acquiring or losing them, the bastardization, worldly affairs of their members in the Church, the Jews (and one converted Turkish lady) among their ancestors, fraud in processes, nepotism, etc. The last pages discuss the Acquaviva family (to a member of which the work is addressed) in exactly the same scandalous vein.
Of great interest and obviously unpublished.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 11 CELENTANO, MARCELLO. Memoria, che in nome dell'illustre deputazio ne delle liti delle fedeleissima Città di Napoli (etc.) - Text dated 8.8.1772.

Physical Description: Folio. Title and 14 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Protest to the Court concerning the unlawful use of titles on sepulchral inscriptions. On the author, Celentano junior (1715-1779) see VI 235 and 1237.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 3 GIAMBACORTI, GIO. ANDREA. Notamento della memorie della fameglia de' Giambacorti

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 85 ff. with full page drawing of family arms. Lacks ff. 20/1 and 33/46.

Scope and Content Note

History of the Giambacorti, a Sicilian family with strong 16th and 17th century Jesuit connections (Mr 1:400 lists several members, mostly Jesuits, so does S 3:1151).
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 8 INSTITUCION, y estatutos de la Real Orden de San Genaro extablecidos por la Magestad de Carlos Bourbon ... Segunda impression, con nuovas adiciones - Naples, Franc. Ricciardo 'Impressor del Real Palazzo', 1740.

Physical Description: Folio. 12 ff. with 2 engravings.

Scope and Content Note

Set of instructions establishing the order of San Genaro.
Box 3, Volume 7

NO. 8 INSTITUZIONE, e statuti del Real Ordine di San Gennaro.

Scope and Content Note

Same, in Italian, with 2 addenda:
  • Rituale per darsi l'abito e la Regia collana.
  • Rituale per darsi la croce da Sua Maestà agli ufficiali del Real Ordine di S. Genaro Together 8 ff.
  • Protocol for conferring the unform etc. of the order.
[on Ricciardo see Vl 1305?]
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 7B MARCHESE FRANCISCO ELIO. Neapolitano. De nehilium familiarum origine libellus, ad Hier. Carbonem Neapolitanum. -

Physical Description: Folio manuscript in Latin, in a beautiful natural hand, 64 pp. averaging 35 lines each closely written. Dated 9.11.1559 at the beginning, 8.12 at the end where the scribe has signed the transcription as 'bona fide ex codice'.

Scope and Content Note

An important codex on the early Neapolitan noble families, listing 57 family names. The original seems to be a late 15th century text. Fr. Elio Marchese lived at the turn of that century (see Ch 170; Ta 3:1:26, 3: 6:21). The learned scribe who made our copy (he signs himself Ant. Feltrius, but is usually known under his Italian name d'Afeltro; he died in 1562 - see DA l:103; M 1:l64; Sr 253; Ta 3:1:4; To 23) has left the original text untouched but added numerous signed notes in the wide margins. These include both corrections and long additions as well as more exact dates. Browned and in some places corroded, but easily legible.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 9 NOTICIE CRITICHE geneaologiche di varie famiglie Napolitane.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, title and 13 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Short genaeological notes on 44 Neapolitan families, important for some very early dates of origin, etc.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 17no. 17 SCRITTURE per la famiglia d'Alagni - per la sua reintegratione nel Seggio di Nido di Napoli.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of manuscript papers of varying age, partly transcriptions of old baptism registers etc., to prove the validity of the claim put in by three members of the Alagni (or Lagni) family towards reintegration into the noble ranks of their borough. This collection, consisting of 7 separate pieces covering some 65 folio pages is concluded in the renewal of letters of nobility contained in the printed document entitled
  • Factum pro Ectore, Io. Baptista, & Io. Antonio de Alaneo cum Platea Nobilium Illust. Sedilis Nidi. - Early or mid 17th century, folio; title and 5 pp. on 4 ff.
The documents themselves, summarized in the printed agreement, trace the family's history from c. 1200, A printed fragment contains the same text in a different get-up, with a printed genaeological chart of the family. This seems to have been a proof, or part of a printed claim put before the Council (the text of which would then seem to be integrated into the final agreement).
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 1 VINCENTI, PIETRO. Degli annali della generosa fam.a Ruffa. Parte secunda.

Physical Description: Manuscript, 4to, title with family arms, 10 ff. of introduction dated 1606 (March) and index, 65 pp. of text.

Scope and Content Note

History of the Ruffa family 1239-1423 'nella quale sono brevem.te notati li matrimonii, dignità, e signorie di Castella'. On the author, who lived in the last half of the 16th and the first decades of the 17th century, see MR 370; Sr 648; To 250; Vl 1162; W 51:21.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 4 RL. COMPAGNIA DELLA SICURTA MARITTIME. - Engraving of the entrance to Naples Bay, with Vesuvius, lighthouse, etc. 1775

Scope and Content Note

Used as convocation for meeting of the Society, 1775.
 

Literature

Box 2, Volume 5

no. 18 GIOVO, NICCOLO. Del Vesuvio. Canzone. - Naples, Gennaro & Vinc. Muzio, 1737.

Physical Description: 4 and 26 pp. plus last blank leaf. Vignette on title, two large engraved initials.

Scope and Content Note

Long poem printed in large italics, with extensive annotations explaining the allusions to older literature on the Volcano. On the author see Sr 630.
 

History

 

Foreign Affairs

Box 1, Volume 1

no. 3 AUTHORITA di graviss.i Authori, che parlano di Salerno in materia di lettere, et studio, e sito.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript., 16 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Late 17th century.
Anthology of ancient references to the 'colony of Salerno'.
 

Inquisition

Box 1, Volume 1

no. 13 (ALLEGATIO pro jurisdictione). 'L'Autore della scrittura mandata si mostra molto poco informato delle cose del S.to Officio, et anche della convenienza della Città di Napoli...' c. 1650?

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 13 pp. written in one column with sources on the other side.

Scope and Content Note

Defends Inquisitional policy especially on the two points of authority and secret denunciation.
Box 2, Volume 4

(ANON.) Long manuscript letter addressed to the King. - dated 19.12.1746,

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 53 pp. written like a legal document in one column only, with occasional glosses and references on the other side of the paper.

Scope and Content Note

A report apparently made up by the concilium of the Real Camera de S. Chiara, of whose members it bears the names.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 11 (APOLOGIA) Adversus scripta D.ni Reg.tis de Ponte. - c. 1595?,

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 116 pp. and 3 blank leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Summarizes in 15 points the recommendations made to the King regarding the priority of secular rule over ecclesiastical power in matters of government, policy and justice. Seeks to refute these arguments point by point.
Written by a Jesuit (?) scholar on behalf of Diomede Carafa, Bishop of Tricarico (see Ch 144; Mr 82, 391; To 70).
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 12 (SCRIPTA pro Tribunali S. Officij in hoc Regno). 'Si dimostra quanto sia non solo convenevole, mà anche desirabile, che mella Città di Napoli si mantenga l'autorità di Ministro Gente del Santo Officio dell' Inquisitione, distinta dall'ordinaria dell'Arcivescovo.' - c. 1669.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 30 pp. and 1 blank leaf. Closely written, 33 lines to the page, in a fine hand.

Scope and Content Note

Defense of Inquisitional practices mainly on the grounds of the necessity of having a special body deal with crimes of heresy: 'Chi ha cuore di lamentarsi di qualunque sorte di gastigo, con cui puniscesi un delitto d'eresia, egli no' ha cuore fedele, anzi no' dire: egli no' ha cuore Napolitano.'
Among the last dated incidents mentioned in the text are the epidemic of 1656, and the installation of Piazza as archbishop (1659).
Box 2, Volume 4

no. 4 SCRITTURE E MOTIVI dati & Sig.ri Deputati di Napoli della Congregazione degl'Emc.mi Sig.ri Cinque Cardinali. Per lo ritorno del Ministro della S.ta Inquisizione di Roma hella detta Città, e Regno di Napoli.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of manuscript papers, folio:
  • a. State del Inquisizioni nella Citta di Napoli, e suo Regno prima dell'anno 1222 sino all' anno 1504, nel quale dominavano i Rè Angioini. - 10 pp., continued as
  • b. (same) nel tempo delli Rè Aragonesi, dall' anno 1504 sin' à Carlo V nell'anno 1546. - 5 pp., continued as
  • c.(same) dall'anno 1553. - 32 pp. ending with the year 1690. The whole seems to hare been written e. 1693, and was answered in the item listed here under h.
  • d. Riflessione contro l'osservazioni sopra la scrittura data in Roma, e stampata in Napoli col titolo: Risposta alle scritture, e motivi dati a Sig.ri Deputati di Napoli dalla Sagra Cong.ne degl' Em.mi Sig.ri Cinque Cardinali. - Title and 49 pp. in a magnificent hand, 16 lines and catchword to the page, dated Rome, 16.2.1694. - Treatise on the work here listed under h, and consequently closely related to a - c as well.
  • e. Fusco, Pietro di. Dispositione, per poter venire al trattato dell' accomodo delle controversie, circa la cognitione del S.to Officio nella Città, e Regno di Napoli. - 7 pp. and 2 blank ff. dated March 1694 - An attempt towards a compromise, signed by its author on whom (1638-1703) see DC 46; Gl 2:58; Gim 1:l69. Answered under item i.
  • f. Sommario dall' indice dell' ottavo tomo essistente nell'Archivio Reg.o spettante alla materia del S Offizio. - 84 pp. Important digest, made c. 1693, of official papers and Royal decrees concerning the Holy Office from 1269 onward. Includes verbatim transcriptions of letters of King Charles I (1271), Ferdinand (1507), Card. Allessandrino, with brief of Pope Pius IV (1562), of the. Vice Kings (in Spanish), etc. Also various petitions signed by leading citizens and noblemen, and notes on negotiations between the Monarchy and the Holy See.
  • g. Difesa per la fedeliss.a Città, e Regno di Napoli circa il capo della publicazione de nemi, e cognomi nelle cause del S. Officio supsi.to a S. S.ta. - 39 pp. with title on back. Dated from Rome, 25.11.1693. - On the incompatibility of fair justice with the secrecy imposed by the Inquisition on the names of spies and witnesses.
  • h. Risposta alla scritture, e motivi data à Sig.ri Deputati di Napoli dalla Congregaz.e dell' Em.i Ss.ri Cinque Cardinali ... - Title, 38 pp. and 2 blank ff. Dated Rome, 8.10.1693. Answers especially items a - c.
  • i. Riflessioni sopri i motivi de Signori Ecclesiastici contenuti nel qui trascritto foglio del Sig.ro Pietro di Fusco: Disposizione (etc.) - 23 pp. 1694 - Answer to item e.
  • k. Declaration (on the duty of all subjects to be loyal to a just King, and the duty of a King to be just to his loyal subjects - with emphasis on the supremacy of secular government in any case) No date. 22 pp.
l. Copy of a declaration made by a large number of Neapolitan nobles and prominent citizens 'che in delitti in materie di fede debba solamente procedere l'ordinario via ordinaria, et a questo effetto intendono di ricorrere alla Regale protettione'. - 10 pp. Dated 21.1.1699 at the beginning, and certified at the end by a public notary to be a true and correct copy.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 14 'SONO QUI le cose dell'Inquisit.ne in apparente stato di quiete. c. 1660.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, 46 pp. and one blank leaf. Written in one column, with sources in the remaining space.

Scope and Content Note

History of Inquisitional Tribunals in troubled times, especially regarding revolts and heretical outbursts - from the days of Pope Gregory IX and the Albigensians (c.1230) to those of the 'Protettore Cromoella' on whom the Spanish Ambassador worte a report in 1655.
 

Church and Secular Law

Box 2, Volume 4

no. 1 RAGIONAMENTI intorno al Tribunal dell'Inquisizione, ne' quali metodicamente si demostra con quanta rag.e gl'onorati Cittadini Napolitani si siano sepre opposti à tentativi degl'ecclesiastici d'introdurre nalla città, e Regno il d.o Tribunale&A. 1711.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, 1711, title and 348 pp.
Physical Description: Very neatly written, 21 - 24 lines to the page, in two or three different well - trained hands.

Scope and Content Note

An essay on the workings of the Inquisitional Tribunals and of the danger of this institution being recognized and introduced in the Kingdom of Naples. The work, according to the preface expressing the number of prominent citizens, is divided into a great number of chapters, each of which deals with a separate legal or moral aspect of the Inquisition - type of justice. Notable (and for the whole tone of the text revealing) chapters 1. on the tolerance of the sect (i.e. the Jesuits); 4, 5 & 9: punishment of heretics according to the spirit of the Scriptures & the Church & and secular law; 6. whether a king comes under secular or ecclesiastical law; 7. whether secular justice can ask for a copy of eccles. procedure in order to reconsider a specific case; 10-11: the edicts of Frederic II and the new forms of Inquisition; 12. an examination of the case against the Inquisition. This last chapter occupies pages 190-348 and is itself divided into 14 'articles', some of which present startlingly modern legal questions: qualifications of the court; procedure; compulsory denunciation; penal treatment of the King and worldly power; proof and its presentation; credibility of testimonies; number and conformity of same; the suppression of the names of informants and witnesses; confessions of the King etc.; torture; the 'negative' heretic (i.e.who denies having willfully and maliciously challenged the authority of the Church); relapsed heretics; sentence; punishments (in which section a rather unusual paragraph pleads for the readmission of the repentant heretic at any time).
 

Church-State Relations

Box 2, Volume 4

no. 3 VALLETTA, GIUSEPPE. Al Nosto (sic) Ss.mo Padre Innocenzio duodecim Intorno al procedimento ordinariom, e canonico nelle cause che si trattano nel tribunale del S. Officio nella Città, e nel Regno di Napoli

Physical Description: Folio manusoript in Latin e. 1695, title and 171 pp. with 2 blank If. on paper with Naples Royal Arms watermark. In a fine large hand, 21 lines to the page.

Scope and Content Note

Long historical essay on the relations between Church and State in this part of Italy, from the 13th century onward. Innocent XII, pope from 1691-1700, was himself a native of Maples, the city had been his archbishopal see. On Gius. Valletta (1636-1714) see AN 2:l26; Fr 558; Gi 3:226, 307; MR 363; To 175; VA 4:37.
 

Internal Affairs - Industry - Trade

Box 1, Volume 3

ZAMPONI, GASPARE DEODATO. Del Regno di Napoli. Memorie indrizzate agli Ecc.mi Signori della Reggenza.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, early 18th century, 68 ff. including half-title, title, introduction of 5 pp. and 125 pp. of text.

Scope and Content Note

The text is divided into ten chapters, summarized at the end of the introduction:
  • 1. on country roads
  • 2. on urban roads
  • 3. on public roadhouses
  • 4. on swamps
  • 5. on the growing of rice
  • 6. concerning the sea, navigation and foreign trade
  • 7. on the necessity of establishing home industries to compete with import from France and England or from the rest of Italy
  • 8. on the priority of certain industries over others, the most important being those making clothes, wax products (and their colorants), paper, and leather
  • 9. notes on other industries
  • 10. conclusions.
This clearly written manuscript, in a fairly large hand writing 22 lines to the page, is all the more interesting because of the obvious wide knowledge of its author regarding similar ventures in other countries, e.g. the innovations brought in those same years by Peter the Great in Russia. The author gives many examples of practical applications of his proposals abroad, and draws his conclusions from practice rather than theory.
 

Jesuits

Box 4, Volume 10

no. 30 CLEMENS XIV, Pope. Breve per la soppresiione, ed estinzione dell'Instituto, ed Ordine della Compagnia, che diceasi di Gesù. -Naples, nella Reale Stamperia 1773.

Physical Description: Folio. Title and 46 pp. and 2 blank leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Papal Brief ending the existence of the Societas Jesu, giving full history and reasons. Latin-Italian edition printed in two columns.
Box 3, Volume 8

RAGIONIper la congregatione de'Nobili sotto il titolo della natività della Beatissima Vergine, eretta nella Casa Professa de' Padri Gesuiti, con i Governatori del suo Monte de' Poveri Vergognosi.-(Naples, c. 1694).

Physical Description: 4 to. 68 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Part of the controversy over the Jesuit order - see also vol.4 no. 4 under Inquisition.
 

Economy

Box 2, Volume 5

no. 17 ISTRUZIONIche si danno alle Regie Udienze per i contratti su i beni fondi, che furono degli Espulsi Gesuiti. 1767

Physical Description: -Folio broadside, 4 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Rules governing the tenancy of confiscated Jesuit property.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 12 OFFICIAL.

Physical Description: Broadside, double folio, shortly after 1767, listing a large number of confiscated houses, farms, gardens and other properties formerly belonging to the Societies Jesu, with sale prices.

Scope and Content Note

The Jesuits were expelled in 1767, this being Ferdinand's first act when he became King in his own right after Tanucci's regentship.
 

Legal

Box 1, Volume 1

no. 7 PETITIONaddressed to the Duke of Calabria by one Leonardo de Gayeta. Dated 4.5.1536.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 35 pp.

Scope and Content Note

A petition for the restitution of certain old rights and privileges.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 8 COPY of contract between 'Johannes Capite called Baraballus' and others, including his wife (marriage contract?), dated 15.6.1582

Physical Description: Folio, 2 pp. manuscript.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 10 DOCUMENTrelating to Francesco Marchese 'Neap. poeta', dated 22.10.1512.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, 5 pp. on 4 ff.

Scope and Content Note

On Francesco Marchese, whose manuscript work on Neapolitan families is described as item 7B, volume 2 under Genaeology, see Ch 170; Ta 3:1:26, 3:6:21.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 9 MARRIAGE CONTRACTbetween members of the Gonzaga and Colonna families. Dated 29.7.1526.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 6 pp. on 4 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy, With a later ms. note 'Given to me by Mr. Bartolomeo Chioccarelli (1575-1647, see BN 9:57; ch 13; Gi 1:245; MR 95, 392; Sr 162 To 39).
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 16 REVERTERI Franc. Decisio integra in causa praecedentiae, inter D. Regentem Hier. Albertinum, & DD. Regentes Laur. Polo, Franc. Ant. Vilano, & Galeotum Fonseca. Prout extat in codice manuscripts in Tomo 5. suarum decisionum Regiae Camerae Summariae. no date.

Physical Description: - Folio, 7 pp. on 8 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Complete text of judgment in a 1548 dispute between various members of the Regia Cancellaria.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 14 CARACCIOLO, SCIPIONE. Copia del testamento (made 3.4.1584), no date,

Physical Description: -Folio, 8 pp.
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 6 REGALI DISPACCIper le decisioni, che si fanno da' Tribunali della Città di Napoli. - Naples, G.M. Severino-Boeziá, 1774.

Physical Description: 4 to. 13 pp. and 1 blank leaf.
Physical Description: King's seal on the title page.

Scope and Content Note

Decree given rules for a simpler, more efficient way of dealing in court proceedings, emphasizing the written law as basis of all justice in preference to 'nude autorità de' Dottori'.
The City Council's reaction to this letter is contained in item 7, same volume.
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 7 MINUTES of a Santa Casa (City Council) session debating on the 'Carta Reale de 23 dello stesso mese'(September 1774).

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 33 pp. on 20 ff.

Scope and Content Note

The Councils reactions to the Regali Dispacci included here as item 6, same volume.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 3 TRIANNI, GIUSEPPE. La pena del giudice che malmente ha giudicato. Reflessioni legali. - (Naples, late 1767 or early 1768)

Physical Description: 4to. 58 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Reconsideration of two particular legal cases.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 6 OFFICIAL. Draught of a decree concerning taxes and fines.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 18 pp.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 10 RAGIONIapró del R.mo Can. Teologate D. Gennaro Perrelli C.o il Mag. D. Niccolò M.a Pagano.-

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, title and 45 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Lawyer's brief of 1774, concerning a cicil dispute over a sum of £ 400. -. On the defendant in the case, Nic. Pagano, see Mr 2:165.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 12 CECERE, MATTEO. Scritto fatto da Ruggiero che è una memoria locale per poi apprenare tutti questi fatti con li processi che ... (etc).

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript; title and 7 closely written pp.

Scope and Content Note

Document about a 17th century court procedures involving Giuseppe de Ruggiero (probably the one mentioned in Per 3:171) and several others.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 4 BRIEVE RISPOSTAper l'ecc. Cittè di Napoli. contro l'Elsetto di questo fedelissimo popolo. - Naples, 21 (no month) 1756.

Physical Description: 4 to. 13 pp. and 1 blank leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Starting with a protest against a specific publication issued on behalf of the Elect of the People, the pamphlet traces the history and function of this particular institution from its establishment in 1495.
 

Economy

Box 4, Volume 9

no. 5 PATRIZI, STEFANO. Per la fedelissima Città di Napoli contra il bando dell'Arrendamento della Neve. - Naples, 23.9.1757.

Physical Description: Folio. 19 pp. Title on back, 2 ornamental cuts.

Scope and Content Note

Long discussion of the rights, privileges and public use of this Particular vendors' guild.
On the author (1715-97) see Ac 3:58; AL 325; NN 2:117; Gi 3:27; MR 261; Vac 62; Z 208.
 

Literature

Box 1, Volume 2

no. 11 (ANON.)In lode della gentile, ed elegante lettera di Madame Gudar canzone. no date.

Physical Description: - 4to, 11 pp. Nicely printed with two ornamental cuts. No imprint.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 25 OSSEGUII DI PARTENOPE. Naples, 1673.

Physical Description: 8vo. 38 pp. and one blank leaf. With elaborate engraved title bearing (a.o.) the Neapolitan arms.

Scope and Content Note

Verse play celebrating the auspicious reign of the Marchese d'Astroga, and dedicated to the Queen on her birthday, 21.12.1673
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 6 (ANON.)Ricorrendo il giorno del nome di S.E. il Sig. Marchese nom.ca. Berio. datedAugust 4 (probably 1774)

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, 4 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Poem 'on a bottle of Bourgogne', birthday tribute to the Marq. of Salsa.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 11A APOLOGIEde la Comèdie Pastorale de Leurs Altesses Royales, de 1'an 1737

Physical Description: Folio manuscript in red and black, by a professional scribe, 22 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of a letter addressed to Antonio Gulter confessor of H.M. the Queen of Naples. Concerning the introduction of stage plays in French as part of the tuition schedule of the Royal Princes, and the possibility of using an Italian translation for the same purpose.
Closely connected with the play included as vol. 6 no. 11B.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 5 (AZZOLINO MALASPINA DI FOSDINOVO, Marquis). Sua Maesta nel primo giorno felice e glorioso del suo governo.

Scope and Content Note

Two broadsides with same title but different text, folio, apparently 1759 when Ferdinand began his 'reign' with Tanucci as regent. Attributed to Malsapina in a contempoary ms, note.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 2 (AZZOLINO MALASPINA, Marquis.)A sua Altezza Ser.ma Il Principe Creditario di Brunswick.

Physical Description: 4to manuscript. 2 pp.

Scope and Content Note

A sua Altezza Serenis.ma all 'Occasione di aver vedute le antichita e le statue dell'Ercolano.
2 satirical onnets, undated, unsigned, but attributed to Malaspina in a contemporary ms. note. The author may have been a brother of the Marchioness of Salsa.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 13 BLANCO, GENNARO. Sonnet in praise of the Duke of Arcos, a Spanish nobleman at the Royal Court.

Scope and Content Note

-Folio broadside, incorporating a large device signed Giovanni Pesche and bearing the initials GB. This was either Blanco's personal mark, or it may have been the device of the Teatro Nuovo, of which Blanco was the manager (in the1770's).
Box 4, Volume 10

21 BUONINCONTRO, MARCUS. In occasione de'Reali festini per la nacita del Real Principe Infante. anagramma purissimo.1775.

Physical Description: Broadside, folio. With vignette and initial.

Scope and Content Note

B. signs all his work as 'Canonico Cantor'.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 19 BUONINCONTRO, MARCUS. All'impareggiabil merito dell'ill. e rev. Monsignore B. Antonio Gutler, Vescovo di Tiene e confessore della Nostra Regina Maria Carolina d'Austria.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside with vignette and large initial.
Physical Description: Sonnet.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 18 BUONINCONTRO, Marcus.In auspicatissima Ill. ac. Rev. D. Januarii Jordani Episcopi Agerrani inauguratione.no date.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside. With vignette and ornament.

Scope and Content Note

Latin 'elegy' mentioning e.g. Tanucci.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 7C- CARBO, HIER.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 3 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Long poem in Latin addressed to the famous physician Agostino Nifo. Written before 1562, and contained in the addenda to the geneological ms. of Marchese (vol. 2 no. 7B) which is addressed in carbo.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 21 CERRETESI, GIUSEPPE. Sonetti (addressed to Catherina II 'Imperadrice e authocratrice di tutte la Russie").

Scope and Content Note

-Folio broadside, probably c.1763 (shortly after the revolution of 1762 and the change of power reflected in the title).
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 21 CERULLI, DOMENICO.Per la nascita del Real Primogenito del Re delle due Sicilie. Ode. - Naples,1775.

Physical Description: 8vo. 16pp. With 3 engravings specially made for the occasion.

Scope and Content Note

Poem on the firstborn Prince Charles. With dedicatory letter Addressed to Ant. Gurtler, coadjutor at Wiesbaden, now confessor to the Queen.
On the author see Gi 1:241; MR 94; Sr 160; Vl 238, 1238. He lived From 1751 to 1791.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 35 (D'ESACGARD DE BOURG EN BRESSE). Compliment pour la fête de S.E. Mr. le Marquis de Sales, prësenté par son fils.

Physical Description: 4to manuscript, 1 leaf.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 7D (DELLA) CASA, GIOV. Ad Galeatium Fiorimontis.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript, 2 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Latin poem addressed to Galeazzo Fiorimonte (1478-1567) see BN 8:61; Ch 190; Lau 88; MR 131; Ni 83; Ta 3:2:279; 3:6:467; To 102, 344) by Della Casa, author of the famous Galateo (1503-56, see, a.o., CiC 2:92; DAB 2:633; 6:402; E 3:135; Gh 1:79; J 1:403; N 264; Nc 12:102 20:45; NF 115; Se 2:482).
Here contained in the addenda to Marchesa's genealogical manuscript, which was written out before 1562.

Note

[We have not found this poem among Della Casa's published works.]
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 1 DELLE NOZZE dell'Ill.mo ed Ecc.mo Signor Conte D. Antonio Carafa &colla ill.ma ed ecc.ma Signora D. Ippolita Cattaneo. - Naples, G. F. Paci, 1748.

Physical Description: 4to 2 ff. and 124 pp. With large title vignette.

Scope and Content Note

Extensive collection of tributary poems mostly by noblemen and high officials (e.g. Mazochius) Includes a Greek poem by 'the King's Greek interpreter'.
Well printed with charming vignettes and ornaments.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 29 FIRRAO, TOMMASO. La primavera. Componimento drammatico. - Naples, 1.5.1775.

Physical Description: 4 to. 18 pp. and one blank leaf. Title in red and black.

Scope and Content Note

Poetic dialogue written for the annual flower feast, this year centred around the birth of the Royal Prince, Charles.
On the author see AL 147; Z 202.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 14 GENNARO, ANT. DI, Duke of Belfort. Per lo faustissimo ritorno in Napoli da caserta delle Loro Maesta col neonato Real Principe Ereditaro. 1775.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside.

Scope and Content Note

Poem on the birth of Prince Charles. On the author (1717-91) see BN 1:77; MR 144, 339; Sr 630; T 3:260.
[See also Tzezemios Licofonte.]
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 17 (GENNARO, ANT. DI, Duke of Belfort). Manuscript sonnet on the birthday of the Marchioness of Salza, with letter dated 20.5.1775 and signed Belforte.

Scope and Content Note

Mentions Rogati's poem (listed as item 18, same volume) as inspiration.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 17 IMBIMBO, EMMANUELE. Per lo faustissimo nascimento del primogenito Reale Infante du Ferdinando IV ... all'ill. S. D Giovacchino Martinez. 1775.

Physical Description: - Oblong folio broadside.

Scope and Content Note

Contains two sonnets.
Boxes 2,3, Volume 5, Volume 8

no. 16no. 24 LAGNI, DOMENICO Duke of. Poem tribute to Ferdinand IV and Maria Carolina of Austria. dated 1773.

Physical Description: - Folio broadside.
Physical Description: second copy trimmed down.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 16 LELLIS, PIETRO DE. In nuptiis Exc. D. Augustini Balutii ... et D.Clarae Marinae ex Marchionibus Gentiani epigramma. 1775?

Physical Description: Double-folio broadside with vignet and ornaments. Texts in Greek, Latin and Italian.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 16 LELLIS, MARCELLINO DE. Sonetto (for the same wedding).

Physical Description: - Folio broadside with vignette and large initials.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 9 LERRO, PASQUALE. (Sonnet) all'Ecc.mo Sig.r Duca di Belforte su la che incominoia 'Dal serana orizonte' fatta in lode dell' ecc.ma Sig.ra Gioseppa Malaspina Marchesa di Salsa.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, signed by author, 1 p.

Scope and Content Note

Answered by Trezenio in vol. 2 item 10B.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 19 LETTER to the Marchioness of Salsa, on her birthday, Naples 8.5.17 1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 3pp. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Mentions the presence in Naples of 'another Ganoan lady - the Marchioness herself apparently being a Genoan Malaspina.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 7E MANUTIUS, Paulus. (Ad) Preastantiss. Juveni Cola. Ant. Caracciolo, Marchioni Vici. dated from Rome, 28.2.1562.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript in Latin, 2pp.

Scope and Content Note

Same hand as in Della Casa's Latin poem listed as 7D in this volume, and also part of the addenda to Marchese'a pre-1562 geneological ms.
It should be born in mind here that the collection belonged in later years to the Marq. of Salsa, whose wife was a Malaspina. The first edition of Manutius' Lettere (1558) is dedicated to 'Alberico Cibo, Malaspina'. For biographical details of the great printer see, a.o., Cg 3:49, 477, 479, 4:628, 5:512, 6:772; Fr 327; Gh 1:187; Se 3:86. He lived from 1512-74.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 7 MARTINES, VINCENZO Venetiano. II natale di Telemaco. Poemetto in versi sciolti. - Naples, June 1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 46 pp. Large paper copy.

Scope and Content Note

'On the occasion of the birth of Prince Charles, firstborn son of His Sicilian Majesty', with autograph letter from the author, dated 4.7.1775. [The poem opens with a pope quotation, in English.]
On Martinez see vol. 8 no. 16, his autobiography.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 16 MARTINEZ, VINCENZO. Letter in veri, in cui dà raguaglio della sua vita.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, signed and dated from Maples, May 1774, 11pp.

Scope and Content Note

Rhymed autobiography of this much-traveled poet, born in Venice, educated in Rome. Among the places he mentions having visited are Paris, Constantinople, Moscow, and 'La grand' ola beata, l'Inghilterra fortunata.' Mention is made also of a famine and of a pest epidemic.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 15 MARTINEZ, Vincenzo. Memoriale a sua Reale Maestà dell'Autore del Manifesto stampato, con cui si propone Ia publicatione di un'opera che ha per titolo Saggio de Filosofia per le Donne.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 1774, one-page letter with a 5-page signed poem in two columns.

Scope and Content Note

The whole refers to the publisher's prospectus described as item 14 in this same volume. It accuses the censor, Mr. Capellano Maggicre, of holding up publication and postponing a final decision because of 'pressure'. The poem mentions such writers as Hobbes and Bayle.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 18 (MARTINEZ, Vinc.?) Sonnet for the wedding of the Duke di Maddaleni c. 1775.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 1 page.

Scope and Content Note

Seems to be in the hand of Vincenzo Martinez, the Vanetian post of whose handwriting the collection contains several examples.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 6 MATTEI, SAVERIO. A. S. E. IIs. March. e.D. Bernardo Tanucci capitolo. 1759?

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript containing 4 poems, 5,5,5, and 8 pp.

Scope and Content Note

One poem in Latin and three in Italian. One of the latter (on T's birthday) is certainly in Mattei's own hand½
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 15 MATTEI, SAVERIO. I voti di Davide per salomone espressi nel Salmo LXXi.-Naples, 1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 15 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Hebrew, Greek and Latin text of the 71st Psalm, with Italian verse translation and notes, printed on the occasion of the birth of Prince Charles.
On the translator (1742-95) see Ac 3:220; AL 269; BN 4:117; Cs 88; Fa 19:132; Gi 2:243; Se 7:335; T 4:352.
Box 3, Volume 8

NAPOLI-SIGNORELLI, PIETRO. Satire, dedicate al Signor D.Muzio Zona, primo medici di S.M.Cattolica.-Genoa, Gesini, 1774.

Physical Description: 4to. 71pp.

Scope and Content Note

Author's annotated copy, giving the key to cryptic references and notes on construction as well as several corrections. For biographical details of the author (1731-1815) see BN 4:181; Fr 405; MR 330; MZt 221; Re 502; Se 7:437; T 1:410.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 2 ORAZIONE per l'elezione del gloriosissimo Filippo Quinto in Re delle Spagne. c.1702,

Physical Description: -4to, 28 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Prose eulogy, with 4 sonnett addressed to Philip, on the wedding of Philip with Maria Louisa of Savoy (1702), and two addressed to Louis XIV of France.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 32 (PLANELLI DI BITONTO). In lode dell'ecc. Senora D. Anna Rosa Capecelatro, principessa D'Arecco, per lo poema del P O P E intitolato II Tempio Della Fama da Lei tradotto dall' Inglese...

Physical Description: -Folio broadside, no date. With vignet and ornament.Author's name given in contemporary ms. note.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 15A (PUBLISHER'S PROSPECTUS). Alle gentili donne Italiane, proponendosi l'associazione di un'Opera, che avrà par titolo Saggio di filosofia per le donne, ovvero Raccolta da un giovane Italiane ad una giovane Inglese. -Naples, 1774.

Physical Description: 4 to. 11 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Long prospectus issued by publisher Gius. Maria Severino, for a scheduled four-volume work of 'instruction' for young ladies, conceived as a item of letters 'by an Italian philosopher who is himself a young man but knows the world and loves the ladies, to a young Englishwoman'. The prospectus refers to the eagerly awaited (Paket-bott' to Dover bringing such works as the letter of Ninon de Lenclos to England, and prophecies a similar future for the new work. Among the 24 chapters listed we find 'On love, or the story of Lady Stevenson', 'on economy, or treatise on Mylady Proud's way of life', 'Life in a boarding-school', etc.
As item 15 in this same volume is listed a 'defense' by Vinc. Martinex written when the book came into censorship troubles.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 1 RACCOLTA in occasione della morte del Poeta Sig. Emmanuele Campolongo.

Physical Description: 4to manuscript,16 pp. containing 12 sonnets and 11 other verse pieces with a 3-page dedication to the Marq. of Salza signed Angelo Maria Moscarini.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 3 (RASTRELLI, GIO. RANIERI). Componimenti poetici per le felicissime nozze di Sua Ecc. il Signor D. Vincenzo Revertera, Duca della Salandra, &c. coll'ecc.ma Signora D. Beatrice de Sangro.-(Naples, 25.2.1775).

Physical Description: Folio. 6 ff. and 30 pp.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 5 (ROGATI, Francesco Saverio de). Nel giorno del nome & Marianna Berio de' Marchesi di Salza.

Physical Description: 4to. 6 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Tributary poem on the birthday of the Lady Marianna, signed F.S.R. and accompanied by a 2-page autograph letter from the author to the Lady's father, the Marq. of Salsa.Letter dated 26.7.1773.
On the author (1745-1827) see BN 14:163; Cs 209; DRg 32; Gt. 2:93; MR 300; S 7:17; T 4:387)
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 15 ROGATI, FRANC. SAVERIO DE. Nel giorno del nome dell'Ecc.ma Signora D. Maria Gioseppa Malaspina, Marchesa di Salsa, Cantate.

Physical Description: -4to, 3 pp. in wrapps.

Scope and Content Note

Together with accompanying autograph letter, 1 p., dated 19.3.1774
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 17 ROGATI, FRANC. SAVERIO de. 30.8.1773

Physical Description: Autograph letter, with a two-page poem; on 4 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to the Marquis of Salsa on the birthday of his daughter.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 8 SAVINA, PASQUALE. (Sonnet) In lode dell'Ecc.mo Sig.r Duca di Belforta, su la dulcissima Cantata in lode dell'Ecc.ma Sig.ra Gioseppa Malaspina Marchesa di Salsa. (1770's)

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 1 p.

Scope and Content Note

Answered by Trezenio in vol. 2 item 10A.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 20 SANTANGELO, FRANC. II tempio del fato. Canzone per la nascita di Carlo Borbone.-1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 8 pp. With 2 ornamental cuts.

Scope and Content Note

Poem on the newborn Prince Charles.
Box 4, Volume 10, Folder no. 13

SANTANGELO, FRANCESCO. Canzone ... per la nascita del reale Infante Duco di Puglia. -1775

Physical Description: 8vo. 15 pp.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 19 ROSELLI, Laur. & ANGELUS SIENA. Ode. Poem addressed to Carolo Demarcho (on whome see Mr 2:38, apparently).

Physical Description: - Folio broadside, no date.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 18 (ROGATI, FRANC. SAVERIO DE). Nel giorno del nome dell'ecc.ma Signora, D. Maria Gioseppa Malaspina, Marchese di Salsa. -(1775).

Physical Description: 4to. 7 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Poetical tribute to the Marchioness of Salsa, on her birthday. This poem is referred to in Gennaro's similar poem, listed as item 17 in this volume.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 27 ROGATI, FRANC. SAV. DE. Two letters to the Marquis of Salsa, Dated 19.3.1775 and 19.3.1776. and containing congratulations on his birthday.

Physical Description: Both 4to, 1 p. on 2 ff.,
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 28 (ROGATI, FRANC. SAV. DE) Il sacrificio. Cantate.-Probably 1775 (or 1776).

Physical Description: 8vo. 5 pp. on 4 ff.

Scope and Content Note

For the birthday of D. Maria Gioseppa Malaspina, Marchioness of Salsa.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 5 SINIBALDI, FRANCESCO. I dovuti elogj alle Sac. Real Maestà di Ferdinando IV & Canto. -(Naples, c. 1773).

Physical Description: 4to. 12 pp.
Physical Description: Proof copy with author's ms. corrections.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 8 SONIETTO a lode de Monsegnore Illustissimo, dedecato (al) Marchese de Sanza.

Physical Description: Manuscript sonnet on double folio.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 36 SPENA, JOHANNES. Two autograph letters to Domeinco Berio, dated from Naples 14.3.1750 and 9.2.1751 respectively. In Latin.

Scope and Content Note

Letters (to the Marquis of Salsa's son?) by his old tutor, on whom see BN 6:181. He lived 1697-1774.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 13 TENINDO, Creso. Nel fausto avvenimento. di un Principe Regale. -Naples, 14.2.1775

Physical Description: 4 pp. With 4 ornamental cuts.

Scope and Content Note

Poem-pamphlet by a barrister of the Royal Tribunal on the first-born Prince Charles.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 3 TREZENIO, LICOFONTE. II corriero per la nascita di S.A.R. il Principe Ereditario delle Sicilie. -(1775),

Physical Description: 4to, 7 pp. Title in red and black.

Scope and Content Note

[According to a contemporary ms. note on item 31e in vol. 10 (see theatre section under Carnival). This is a pseudonym in Antonio di Sennaro, Duke of Belfort.]
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 10 TREZENIO, LICOFONTE. Two 'answers'

Physical Description: Both folio ms., 1 p.

Scope and Content Note

  • A. Al valoroso poeta Sig. D. Pasquale Lerro. - To vol. 2 no. 9.
  • B. All'egregio poeta Sig. D. Pasquale Savina. - To vol. 2 no. 8
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 11 TREZENIO, LICOFONTE. (Poem in honour of) D. Maria Teresa Pignatlli Monteroduni.

Physical Description: - Folio, 2 pp. on 2 ff.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 33 VERS à Madame la Comtesse de Matignon sur la mort de son Epoux, par M. A.C.

Physical Description: -Folio, no date. 4 pp.
Physical Description: Title vignette.

Scope and Content Note

(mentioning the mourning for the Duke at Naples, and advising the widow to find consolation in the expected birth of his posthumous child).
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 13 WANDEN-EYNDEN. Canzoncine che si cantano in sua casa nella Novena del S. Natale.

Physical Description: 8vo, 8pp.

Scope and Content Note

- Three Christmas songs, privately printed in 1659, apparently by a merchant or envoy from the low Countries.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 29 ZIANNI, FRANCESCANTONIO. Il Monarca dello Spagna parla al Duca d'Arcos & congratulazione & prima nata prole. (1775).

Physical Description: - Folio, 2 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Contains 2 sonnets, with 'arguments'.
 

Theatre

Box 4, Volume 9

no. 27 CASAMIA grande astronomico. Insegnamente per tutti coloro. Una maschera.-Naples, 1775

Physical Description: 8vo. 8 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Masque for the last ball of the 1775 carnival; at the end a sonnet on the newborn Prince Charles.
Box 4, Volume 9

CERLONEA FRANC. I voti di Tessaglia esauditi di Ciela. Festa teatrale. - Naples, Vino. Flauto, 1775.

Physical Description: 8vo. 16 pp. With title border.

Scope and Content Note

Verse play given in the New Theatre on the occasion of the birth of Prince Charles. On the author see Mt 106, 428; T 9:216.
 

Education - Cultural Exchange

Box 3, Volume 6

no. 11B ctd. COMEDIE PASTORALE divisée en xii scènes. 1736.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript, 114 pp. with calligraphic frontispiece.

Scope and Content Note

Pour exercer la memoire de leurs altesses R.les, pour apprendre à lire, prononcer, et à parler parfaitement le francois. Same scribe and addresse (Antonio Qutler) as the Apologie included as vol. 6 no. 11A.
The full text, written in red and black, of a 'pastoral comedy', with an epilogue spoken 'on the return of their Majesties from Warsow to Dreaden'. This play was introduced at Dresden'. This play was introduced at Dresden as part of the tuition of the Royal Children. Rehearsed during the absence of the parents, it was put on when the latter returned from Warsow. Court and city were greatly rejuvenated during the reign of Augustus I, who was also King of Poland. He left a large (and mainly illegitimate) family.
Despite heavy opposition and a good deal of scandal, the tutor apparently planned to extend this new scheme to include Latin and Italian: these plans were expressed in a letter to an interested nobleman, who had a copy made of both letter and play.
These he sent to the Confessor of the Queen of Naples, apparently With a view of propagating the new method of instruction. The French play, it was suggested, could be used at Naples - and in return Naples could provide a suitable Italian translation to be used at Dresden.
The letter expresses very interesting and certainly very advanced Ideas about teaching. The tutor's view 'c'est à l'instructeur Adroit, d'en inventer les expèdients propres au sujet, qu'il instruit, et de les dresser selon sa juste idèe' is a clearly 'modern' statement.
 

Military

 

Geography

Box 2, Volume 5

no. 4 (ANON.)

Scope and Content Note

Detailed description of the province of Apulia (Otranto and Bari) from a military point of view, listing all its watch-towers with their armament, and giving notes on their garrisons, exact location, age; and doing the same for the fortifications of the principal cities: Brindisi and Gallipoli, the main ports, Otranto itself (with its Castle, of Walpole fame&), Lecce, the inland trade centre, and Nardo, Otranto, the extreme South Eastern province of Italy, governs the entrance to the Adriatic Sea.
The manuscript occupies 160 pp. It seems to have been written c. 1730, shortly before Apulia, together with Sicily, became part of the Kingdom of Naples (1734). The region had previously played an important part on the military exploits of Ferdinand I of Naples.
 

Economy

Box 1, Volume 1

no. 18 COPIA de la Real orden, y planta, para el Govierno de las dos Ofizinas de Regia Escrivania de Razion, y Rueda de Quentas. -Naples Ben. Gessari, 1753.

Physical Description: Folio. 40 pp. With arms on title.

Scope and Content Note

Spanish and Italian text (opposite) of an agreement concerning the integration of the administration of all the militia and troops stationed in the province of Naples. Included are a complete yearly budget account, a list of emoluments for the administrators, 'Regole da osservarsi nell 'uso de I libri tanto militari che politici' (account books and diaries to be kept), a list of tax exemptions, etc.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 2 DONATIONI fatte dal Re Carlo dopo la vittoria & di Corradino dall 'anno 1269.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, 4 pp.

Scope and Content Note

[Early or mid-17th century?]
List of spoils and conquered lands, with their division.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 1 ESERCIZIJ MILITARI (as put down in the first part of the ordinance given by His Majesty at Naples, 1.7.1738).

Physical Description: - 4to manuscript, 56 and 5 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Index. Two double-page strategic drawings.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 20 HANDBILL issued by Count Sigismondo Ughi, Captain of a Cavalry Regiment, concerning the embarcation for Livorno and the consequent closure of certain waterways for other than military use.

Box 4, Volume 9

no. 28 INSTRUCCIONES que devera observer el Cuerpo de Infanteria ligera de Fusileros de Montana. - Naples, 18.12.1774.

Physical Description: 8vo. 10 pp. and one blank leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Instructions, in Spanish, for the fusiliers commanded by Colonel Don Manuel de Sayaloles. Gives a table of the composition of this unit, and of the location throughout the province of its various members.
Box 1, Volume 1

no. 1 QUARANTA, ORACIO. Relacion de la muerta, y entierro del Marques de Torrecusa. - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1647.

Physical Description: Folio. 4 and 14 ff.
Physical Description: With full page engraved portrait.

Scope and Content Note

Carlos Andres Caracholo, Marquess of Torrecus, 'hombre de la Consejo de Estado y Guerra y Coleteral de Napoles.'
On the author see CiC 4:107 (?); To 229.
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 3 BAGGUAGLIO degli esercizii militari disegnati da S.M. il Re N.S. ... per eseguirsi nell'Autunno del corrente anno. - Naples, Real Stamperia, 1770.

Physical Description: 4to. Frontispiece (royal arms), title with vignette, 75 pp. with full page view and large folding plan of the new fortifications at Portici.

Scope and Content Note

Four days of exercises, drawn up by Luca Ricci (on whom see MR 294).
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 4 RAGGUAGLIO degli esercizii militari disegnati da S.M. il Re N.S. & per eseguirsi nel mese d'Ottobre del corrente anno. -Naples, Real Stamperia, 1769.

Physical Description: 4to. 45pp. and a large folding plan of the new fortification at portico.

Scope and Content Note

Plan of the army's autumn exercises.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 4 REGOLAMENTE dell'assistenza che devono avere le Truppe marciando per il Regno di Napoli. - Napels, Regia Stamperia, 1759.

Physical Description: 8vo. 40 pp. Royal Arms on otherwise blank first leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Statutes for the assistance due to troops passing from one place to another. Signed for Charles by Leopoldo de Gregorio.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 5 REALE ORDINANZA per il regolamente interiors (etc.) del Reggimento d'Infanteria Real Macedona da osservarsi inviolabilmente dal primo del 1759 in avvenire. - Naples, Real Stamperia, 1759.

Physical Description: 8vo.1 leaf with Royal Arms and 60 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Signed for Charles II by Gregorio.
 

Public Health

Box 4, Volume 9

no. 4 BROADSIDE concerning cases of contagious disease discovered at Messina, and proclaiming measures to counteract the danger. Dated (partly in manuscript) Naples, 22.7.1744, and signed by the three members of the Ministry of Health.

Box 4, Volume 10

no. 24 NOTIFICAZIONE al Publico per gli egroti anche immaginari.

Physical Description: - Folio broadside, undated. With vignette of heralding angel (same as on the circus handbill described as no. 15 in this volume).

Scope and Content Note

19 stanzas of 6 lines each advertising patent medicine - apparently connected with a 'medicine show' of dome kind.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 6 RELATIONI DELLA PESTE seguita in Napoli, Regno, nell'anni 1629, 1631, 1656 [also 1744].

Scope and Content Note

A collection of manuscript and printed pieces on various pest epidemics at Naples, including a complete set of all the broadside proclamations issued by the Spanish Vice-King, Don Garcia de Ave-llameda, in 1656.
  • 1. Reassunto di tutti li ordini fatti ... in materia di Peste dalli 15 di Decembre 1629 avanti. -Folio manuscript, 6 pp. Ms. note: says 'di propria mano di Gio. Giacomo Summonte'.
  • 2. Account by Senator Monti, President of the Bureau of Public Health, on the spread of the disease. With list of names. Ends on a Latin verse tribute to two physicians, Gio. Giac. Mora and Gigl Platea. - Dated 1.8.1631. Folio manuscript, 3 pp.
  • 3. Foglia, Gio. Ant. Discorso su la Peste del Regno di Nap.i nell' anno 1631. - Official copy of a physician's report, Jan. 1631 (Foglia, 16th-17th cent.; ch 254; DC 51; Sr 678; To 125, 316)
  • 4. Raguaglio delle persone morte nella Città, e Borghi di Napoli del mal di Peste dal mese di Maggio 1656 a parte di Agosto detto. - Folio manuscript, 3 pp. List of people dead of the pest, May through August 1656.
  • 5. Letter of good wishes from Palermo to Naples, during the 1744 epidemic. - Double folio, with 1 p. manuscript. Contemporary ms. Note on verso says this to be 'the usual kind of letter, in those days'.
  • 6. Proclamation, of the Vice-King, 23.5.1656, prohibiting people moving from one house or one district to another for fear of further spreading the disease 'upon pain of death'-similar provisions for their belongings. - Naples, Egidio Longo, 1656. Folio 3 pp. With full-page Royal Arms. (Egidio Longo was the Royal Printer at Naples).
  • 7. Bill of health: an elaborate engraving showing two physician-saints and the Holy Virgin, and with blank space form to fill in name address, physical characteristics and nationality of bearer (to be signed by a physician) attesting to his being found free of plague marks, and consequently being free to move about.
  • 8. Proclamation, particulars as 6, prohibiting people from leaving the city for fear of spreading the disease to other regions. - Naples, Eg. Longo, 1656, Folio broadside. Royal Arms at top.
  • 9. Proclamation of the Vice-King, 30.5.1656, giving 8 rules for the behaviour of the infected: their proper registration, care either in the home or in a hospital, etc. with a provision for stray dogs as carriers of the disease. At the end, a complete list of all the Naples physicians, surgeons, and barbers, and of the quarter to which they have been assigned. - Folio, 4 pp.
  • 10. Consulta fatta per i mali correnti dall' infrascritti Medici di questa Fedelissima Città per orfine de gl' Illustrissimi Signori Deputati della Sanità.-Napoli, Eg. Longo, 1656. Folio. 4 pp. Report on a section of two corpses infected by the plague, done by Marc' Aurelio Severino (1580-1656; Ac 2:156; AL 390; BN 2:161; Cap. 2:65; Crs 1:371; MR 329; Ni 167; Sac 1:153; 2:101; To 205 & 320; Z 118) and Felice Martorella in June 1656.
  • 11. Proclamation, particulars as 9, prohibiting on pain of death the transportation of infected patients to any but their own assigned hospital. - Naples, Eg. Longo, 1656. Folio broadside. Royal Arms at top.
  • 12. Instruttioni. che si haveranno d'osservare nel Lazzaretto di S. Gennaro ... - Naples, Eg. Longo, 1656. Folio broadside giving 17 rules for the internal administration of the S. Gennaro Hospital, with special reference to the treatment of patients of the plague and their belongings.
  • 13. Proclamation, by the Vice-King, 1.6.1656, concerning the burial of people dead from the plague. - Naples, Eg. Longo, I656. Folio broadside, with arms of King at top (as all proclamations).
  • 14. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 3.6.l656, prohibiting whores from having people stay overnight in their houses, and prohibiting inn-keepers from having people or articles of clothing over-night without permission of the Deputy for their quarter.
  • 15. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 6.6.1656, prohibiting the export of articles of clothing which may be infected, on pain of 5 years forced labor.
  • 16. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 8.6.1656, further defining the ban on movements described under no. 6.
  • 16A. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 8.6.1656, prohibiting water vedors from using the same cup both for patients and non-patients, upon pain of three years in the galleys.
  • 17. Proclamation by the Minister of Public Works, Cesare di Gaete Marchese di Montepagano, 11.6.1656, ordering houses and streets to be kept scrupulously clean.
  • 18. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 12.6.1656, concerning the danger brought on by stray dogs and pigs.
  • 19. Voto fatto dalla fedelissima Città di Napoli, per mezzo de Deputati della Salute alla Immaculata, & Purissima Concettione della Gloriosissima Regina de gl'Angioli Maria sempre Vergine. - Naples, Eg. Longo, 1656. Folio broadside. 'The Deputees have thought it necessary, in these afflictions brought about for the expiation of our sins, to turn for help to the Holy Virgin' - dated 12.6.1656.
  • 20. Proclamation by the Vice-Kings 14.6.1656, prohibiting upon pain of death, any infected person to leave his house and use public roads or buildings (including churches).
  • 21. Proclamation in Spanish, addressed to General Don Manuel de Aguiar and his troops, 19.6.1656, proclaiming state of war and the military authority in seeing that the plague proclamations were duly carried out.
  • 22. Proclamation by the Vice-King 25.7.l656, proclaiming the necessity of passes to be carried by inhabitants of the suburbs (outside the walls of the city) in order to facilitate effective control on strangers without medical papers. - Naples, heirs of Hettore Cicconio 1656. Folio broadside with Royal Arms (similar to the usual Longo-printed ones).
  • 23. Proclamation by the Archbishop of Naples, Ascanio Filamarino, instituting a special licence necessary for church funerals 'because our churches have become so infested with the stink of the corpses of victims of the plague that it is impossible to hold mass or any other service in most of them'. Dated 25.7.1556. - Naples, heirs of Franc. Savio, printer to the archbishop, 1656. 4to broadside with episcopal arms in red and black. 2 copies (one whole sheet).
  • 24. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 6.8.1656, prohibiting especially the artisans of the city from entering trade other than their own, saying that they had of late spent more time dealing is food than following their lawful occupation.
  • 25. Proclamation by Carolus Pignatarus, 29.8.l656, on the occasion of his becoming 'protomedicus of the city, ordering the re-examination of all existing licences for physicians, etc. - Naples, Eg. Longo, 1656. Folio broadside, similar to the others.
  • 26. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 7.9.1656, concerning people coming from Rome and its environs where a similar plague had been noted. Orders their clothes to be destroyed, their livestock to be quarantained etc.
  • 27. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 24.10.1656, prohibiting bribe or any form of payment for signing quarantine or other medical papers.
  • 28. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 24.10.l656, as 26, for Genua.
  • 29. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 27.11.1656, giving the 14 governing rules for the practise of quarantine in various cases. Usual imprint, but 4 pp. folio.
  • 30. Proclamation by General D. Manuel de Aguiar y Acuna, 21.2.57, ordering all servants, coachmen, etc. to return to their usual positions 'upon pain of forced labor in the galleys'. -Naples, Eg. Longo, 1657. Folio broadside with Royal Arms (as all the following).
  • 31. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 25.2.1657, ordering the local authorities of bouroughs and suburbs to let medicine be practised freely by whoever carried the usual city papers. (Small hole with loss of one word of actual text only).
  • 32. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 17.3.1657, again stressing the earlier rules concerning movement of inhabitants (nos. 6, 8, 16 and 22) and especially emphasizing the fact that similar rules imposed by the ecclesiastical authorities on their clergy did not imply that these clergy could act without complying to the usual secular rules.
  • 33. Proclamation by the Vice King, 4.5.1657, concerning the necessity of a new 'general quarantine' for the cleansing of houses and articles of clothing, etc. so that the city might once again become 'una della più sane de tutta Italia'.
  • 34. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 11.5.1657, reinstituting free relations with one particular place outside the city limits, the Terra di Somma.
  • 35. Proclamation by the Vice-King on behalf of the Minister of Public Works, l4.5.l657, ordering all citizens to clean the public streets in front of their houses and to keep the collected rubbish in readiness for the carts that will be sent to fetch it.
  • 36. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 21.5.1657, reinstituting free relations with the city of Acerra, where, as in Naples itself, the plague was over.
  • 37. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 30.5.1657, reinstituting free relations with the city of Nola and specified environs.
  • 38. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 6.6.l657, reinstituting free relations with the city of Salerno and the regions around the bay of that city. Angri, Marni, Amalfi, Maiuri, Minuri, Cetara, Vietri, Gragnano, Scala, Ravello, Aierola, Praiano, Conca, Atrani, Furore, Positano, Letters, Pimonte, and Tramunti.
  • 39. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 10.6.1657, emphasizing the urgency of keeping the passes (described here under no. 7) in use even in the places where free relations have been re-established (for fear of getting unwanted strangers in without control).
  • 40. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 18.6.1657. reinstituting free relations with the land of Cammarota.
  • 41. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 30.6.1657, reinstituting free relations with Chieta, Caserta, Avellino, Atripalda, Cefinali, Tavernola, Ayello, Belizze, Monteforte, Serino, San Michele and Santa Lucia.
  • 42. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 30.6.l657, reinstituting free relations with the island of Ischia, emphasizing especially that no passes are to be given to strangers who were not actually on the island at the time of the great purge.
  • 43. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 30.6.1657, reinstituting free relations with no less than 31 cities, suburbs, and country regions.
  • 44. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 10.7.1657, similar to no. 35 but with special reference to greengrocers, fruit-vendors, etc.
  • 45. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 13.7.1657. reinstituting free relations with lands of Mariglano, S. Vitagliono, Saviano, Sirico, Mariglianella, Striano, Limarola, Cicciano, Frasso, etc.
  • 46. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 13.6.1657, restituting free relations with the city of Montefuscolo and several counties.
  • 47. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 13.7.1657, reinstituting free relations with the island of Procita.
  • 48. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 13.7.1657, prohibiting inhabitants upon pain of death from giving lodging to foreigners without previous registration with the authorities who are to assign quarters to such visitors, having checked their bills of health.
  • 49. Proclamation by the Vice-King, reinstituting free relations with the county of Piedmont, 19.7.1657.
  • 50. Proclamation by the Vice King, 31.7.1657, excluding the island of Tremiti from previous free relations agreements because of the utter lack of supervision there regarding foreign visitors and their papers.
  • 51. Proclamation by General Don Manuel de Aguiar y Acuna, 6.8.57, giving the limits of the city's seven quarters and reiterating previous rules (as no. 50) govering the lodging of strangers.
  • 52. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 18.8.1657, reinstituting free relations with the counties of Madaloni and Arienzo.
  • 53. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 23.8.1657, prohibiting all relations with the island of Corsica where the plague is said to 'make rigourous progress'.
  • 54. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 23.8.1657, reinstituting free relations with the city of S. Agata della Goti, and the county of Valentino.
  • 55. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 16.9.1657, reinstituting free relations with the county of Cerrito.
  • 56. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 27.10.1657, reinstituting free relations with the entire provinces of Lavoro, Basilicata, Abruzzo and Bari as well as the Principati Ultra and Citra. With a complete list of the cities and villages in each of these regions. Usual imprint, but 4 pp. with arms on front page.
  • 57. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 12.11.1657, reinstituting free relations with the counties of Cirignola and S. Nicandro, as well as Vigiano.
  • 58. Proclamation by the Vice-King, 16.11.1657, reinstituting free relations with the city of Carinola.
  • 59. Announcement by the Vice-King, declaring the city of Naples to be 'free and healed of the pestilentious and contagious disease from which it has suffered'. - No date, no imprint.
  • 60. Proclamation by the foreign consuls in Messina, 29.5.1744, declaring the examination by the physician Pietro Polacco to have been true and correct, and the entire city to be free of any sign of the plague (with the exception of the suburb of Pezzolo, 12 miles distant, which is to undergo a second quarantine period). Normal relations can be resumes, the markets used, and goods from the city be consumed or otherwise used without any danger. Apart from the consuls of other Italian city-states, those of Spain, Sweden, France and England (Guglielmo Gamberlain) are the signees. - Messina, Stamperia della Società, 1744. Folio broadside (lacking Top part which cannot have contained anything but city arms). Addressed (in ms.) on verso to Franc. Mar. Berio of Naples.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 7 RISTRETTO GENERALE di tutti gl'infermi, matti, tignosi dell'uno, e l'altro sesso ... - Huge broadside table on invalids, mental cases, scabies and other patients in the Naples Hospital for Incurables.

Scope and Content Note

The list specifies for each group the numbers of those that came, went back home, or died for the separate months of the year 1754. Both sexes listed separately. Contains also an account of the running costs, list of ministers serving in the various hospitals, the medical staff available, etc.
 

Religion

Box 2, Volume 5

no. 10 Letter of the priest of the Domenican San Severo church in Naples, to Pope Benedict XIV - copied together with the Pope's Answer.

Physical Description: Folio manuscript, August 1751, 7 pp.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 22 DE JORIO, DOMENICO. Sonetto sulle mutazions, che accadono all'immagine della Beatissima Vergine ... in S. Maria la Nova. - (Naples, 13.9.1773, according to contemporary ms. note).

Physical Description: Folio broadside.

Scope and Content Note

Sonnet on an error in the image of the Holy Virgin in a Naples church.
Together with a handbill proclaiming three-day festivities in honour of this same image, beginning at the date mentioned above.
Box 3, Volume 6

DEL BRISON, MARC ANTONIO. Breve inscrizione del Sagro Monte della Pieta di Napoli.-Maples, (after) 1711.

Physical Description: 4to. Engraved dedication Page and 24 pp.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 9 DIFESE contra le pretenzioni del Capitolo della Guardia ... della S. Visita fatta nella Primavera del' corrent'anno 1760.

Physical Description: -Folio manuscript; title and 10 pp. of text on 8 ff.
Box 1, Volume 2

no. 14 GATTI, GIACOMO FILIPO. Sagre orazioni recitate nella Regal Chiesadi S. Lorenzo Maggiore in occasione di divota Novena. - Naples, Felicio Masca, 1726.

Physical Description: 4to. 95 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Two long sermons by the Dean of Naples' most important church. On the author (who dies 1744) see Pe 2:96.
Box 4, Volume 9

no. 16 GRIMALDO, SALVATORE. In sollemnibus Divi Januarii Martris Nilensis Supplicationibus. - Naples, May 1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 4pp.

Scope and Content Note

Ecclesiastical blessing for the newborn Prince Charles.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 3 ISTRUZIONI per la sacra visita ... Signor Cardinale Spinelli Arcivesco di Napoli ... - Naples, Novello de Bonis (printer to the Archbishop) 1741.

Physical Description: 4to. 36pp. With Spinelli arms on title.

Scope and Content Note

Contains route, instructions, duties, etc. for the Archbishop's official visit. On Franc. Maria Spinelli (1686-1752) see Ac 2:390; AL 403; Mr 336; Z 204.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 14 (MAZZOCCHI, ALESSIO SIMMACO). - Iganarra, Nic. Alexii Symmachi Mazochii vita. - Naples, 1722.

Physical Description: 4to. (6)+43 pp. With portrait-frontispiece signed Carol. Nolli.

Scope and Content Note

Earliest biography of the Regius Professor of Theology, head of the Naples church, on whom see (a.o.) BN 1:109; Cs 191; Fa 8:330; Lau 117; MR 214; Se 4:370; Sr 409; T 10:187. He lived from 1684-1771.
On the author (1728-1808) see BN 1:93; Cs 178; MR 164, 402; Sr 331; T 4:351.
Box 3, Volume 6

no. 10 NATALE, FRANCESCANTONIO. Considerazioni sopra gli atti di S. Matrona che si venera nel Capuano. - Naples, Vinc. Mazzola-Vocola 1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 11 and 60 pp. plus 1 leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Dedicated to the Archbishop of Capua, with his arms in woodcut at the beginning.
Box 2, Volume 5

no. 15 NEAPOLITANA FUNERALIUM stantibus &c. dubia. Parracianus, dated 19.6.1711.

Physical Description: - Folio broadside, Signed Joannes Dominous Card.

Scope and Content Note

Gives rules for funeral procedure.
Box 3, Volume 6

PAMFILO ('di Eusebio Philalete'). Note sul dittico VI. Scrittura dell'avvocato Doroteo Cornisi (19.12.1771).

Physical Description: - Folio, 36 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Discredits, line by line, a letter of Cornisi purported to be Written against the Archbishop of Sorrento and the 'atti Sorrentini'.
Box 4, Volume 10

no. 14 PER LI SIGNORI fratelli, e sorelle della Real Compagnia ed Arcifraternita de Bianchi dello Spirito Sancti. 1775

Physical Description: -Broadside, With woodcut of the Holy Ghost and border.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning a special indulgence for the current Holy Year.
Box 3, Volume 7

no. 1 RECOLE et instruttioni della Santa Casa dello Spirito Santo di Napoli, concluse delli Signori Governatori di quella nell'anno, 1664, divise in 4 parti, cioè, Chiesa, Conservatorio, Casa, e Banco.-Naples, s.d. (after 1671).

Physical Description: Folio. 8 and 53 pp. and 1 f.

Scope and Content Note

Rules governing the religious, educational, domestic and administrative aspects of the monastery.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 7 RISPOSTA brevissima alle opposizione proposte al monitorio. Late 17th c?

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript. Title and 10 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Reply to objections raised against an episcopal admonition which concerned the financial administration of the Royal Court.
Box 3, Volume 8

no. 8 SINIBALDI, LEOPOLDO. Super manutentione.

Physical Description: - Folio manuscript in Latin, 34 pp.

Scope and Content Note

On the secular life of priests.
 

Bibliography

Box 1, Volume 2

no. 1 ROCCO, GREGORIO MARIA. Opere varie manoscritte del Rev. Padre Fra G.M. Rocco, Napoletano, Missionario Apostolica nel Regno di Napoli, dell'Ordine di S. Domenico. (C. 1750?)

Physical Description: 6 page catalogue, listing 83 works by the Apostolic Vicar at Naples.
 

Theatre, etc.

Box 4, volume 10

no. 22 AVVISO al pubblico (announcing a Royal Ball as part of the festivities over the birth of Prince Charles). 1775

Physical Description: -Folio broadside, with arms.
Box 4, volume 9

no. 11 BROADSIDE containing a proclamation by King Ferdinand IV concerning the carnival and a public ball in the Royal Theatre. Naples, 24.1.1774.

Box 4, volume 10

no. 10 BROADSIDE relating to horse-racing

Physical Description: folio or double-folio.

Scope and Content Note

  • a. Editto Reale per le corse de' cavalli & 3123 e 7.6.1775.-2 copies.
  • b. Oggi Domenica II.6.1775. (Schedule of races).
  • c. Oggi Mercoledi 31.3.1775 - Three different issues.
  • d. Oggi Mercoledi 24.4.1776 nella Strada di Toledo. (Schedule).
  • e. Ferdinando IV.(announcing races on 21.4.1776).
  • f. Oggi Martedi 20.2.1776 nella Strada di Toledo. (Schedule).
  • g. Ferdinando IV.(announcing races on 20.2.1776).
  • h. Istruzioni da osservarsi dai Subalterni.31.5 e 7.6.1775. (4to, 2 pp.)
  • i. I(mbibo), E(mmanuele). In occasione della corsa de' barberi nel di 31 Maggio 1775 per festeggiare il faustissimo del primogenitor Reale Infante di Fernando IV. - Folio broadside, with vignette, containing a sonnet.
Box 4, volume 10

no. 31 CARNAVAL 1774

Physical Description: - a group of broadsides; folio.

Scope and Content Note

  • a. De' pregi dello maschera: ode anacreontica per la solenne masscherata della nobilta Napoletana (signed D. F. A., identified in ms. note as the Abate d'Avanzate).
  • b. I genj dell' Impero Ottomano, per simper più festeggiare il trionfo del Bassá Vincintore.-3 pp.
  • c. Per la mascherata rappresentante il Bassá Trionfante in Constantinopoli. (Sonnet).
  • d. (Gennaro, Ant. di, Duke of Belfort). Poem in 47 quatrains on double folio in 5 columns with oranaments. Author's name added in contemporary ms. note.
  • e. Trezenio, Licofonte. Pubblico ringraziamento alle Maestá Ferdinando IV e Maria Carolina d' Austria (for having been present at the Ball). Sonnet.-Contemporary ms. note under the author entry (at end) states that this is a pseudonym used by Ant. di Gennaro, Duke of Belfort.
  • f. Avviso giovevole al publico (issued, according to a ms. note for a Mascherata di Ciarlatani. Mentions 'the celebrated chemist Zambuco' and his treatment of that terrible illness, rataplan-or rub-a-dub).
  • g. Handbill issued by a 'Maschera di Pittore nell'ultimo di Carnavale del 1774' according to contemporary ms. note.
Box 4, volume 9

no. 23 HANDBILL announcing the opening 'near the theatre' of an establishment serving 'fresh drinks and syrups'.

Scope and Content Note

From its position in the volume, this handbill seems to have been issued in 1775, when the festivities over the birth of Prince Charles gave rise to all sorts of new ventures in the entertainment field.
Box 4, volume 10

no. 15 HANDBILL for a circus performance organized by Domenico Buonagamba Romano 'the 26th of this month' (apparently in 1775, most probably June or July, during the festivities over the birth of Prince Charles).

Scope and Content Note

Mentions monkeys, clowns, fireworks, rope-dancers, etc.
Box 4, volume 9

no. 22 HANDBILL of the Compagnia Comica di Scimie, announcing a performance of two plays with music.

Scope and Content Note

-Apparently issued for part of the festivities over the birth of Prince Charles, 1775.
Box 4, volume 10

no. 20 (IMBIMBO, EMMANUELE). Per la illuminazione della macchina rappresentante il Tempio di Pan. nel di 4. Giugno 1775.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside.

Scope and Content Note

Sonnet on one aspect of the festivities on the birth of Prince Charles.
Box 4, volume 9

no. 12 INVITO.

Physical Description: -Small folio broadside containing 15 quatrains on the Carnival (of 1775, according to a contemporary ms. note).
Box 4, volume 10

no. 23 NOTA approvata dal Re nostro Signore de' Reali divertimenti in occasione della nascita del Real Primogenito principiando dal di 30. Maggio. 1775.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the calendar of festivities over the birth of Prince Charles, March 30 to June 25.
Box 3, volume 8

no. 23 PER LA RICUPERATA SALUTE, e felice ritorno alla scene dopo breve, ma pericolosa Malattia della celebra cantatrice Antonia Bernasconi. Naples, c. 1775.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside sonnet.

Scope and Content Note

On the return of a singer to the Royal Theatre after an absence due to 'a short but serious illness'.
Box 4, volume 10

no. 34 POYET, BERNARDO.Piano per un Wauxhall per la città di Napoli, proposto alla M. del Re da D. Bernardo Poyet Architetto Francese ... nell'Accademia di Francia in Roma. no date.

Physical Description: -Folio broadside.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the plans for and amphitheatre with restaurant, etc.
Bernard Poyet (1742-1824) was the municipal architect of Paris.
Box 4, volume 9

no. 25 ZEFFIRO.-1775.

Physical Description: 4to. 4 pp.

Scope and Content Note

Poem printed for the Carnival celebrations.
 

Theatre - Religion

Box 4, volume 10

no. 1 (FENIZIA, GIOVANNI). Componimento per musica per la solennità del Corpus Domini & sotto il secondo governo di D. Antonio Spinelli & Naples, Vinc. Flauto, 1772.

Physical Description: Folio. 34 pp. and 1 blank leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Texts for the festivities at the re-election of Spinelli as People's Elect. The music had been composed by Gius. Arena (see SC 158), choir master of Naples. Followed by Spinelli. Contains descriptions of the structures built in one of the public squares.