414 leaves : paper ; 260 x 194 (225 x 145) mm bound to 274 x 200 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 98-95) and positive (Robbins MS 18)
Manuscript includes copies of letters sent by Cardinal Roberto Ubaldini, Papal nuncio, from Paris between 4 December 1612 and 27 January 1615, reporting on church affairs and socio-political circumstances in France and elsewhere in Europe. The bulk of the collection is comprised of several hundred letters addressed to Cardinal Borghese, probably Scipione (1576-1633), nephew of Pope Paul V. Other recipients were Cardinals Bandini, Roberto Bellarmino, Bevilacqua, Farnese, Filonardi, Gallo, Mellino, Monti, and Antonio Maria Sauli; the Cardinal of St. Cecilia (Paolo Emilio Sfondrati?); Antonio Caetani, Archbishop of Capua and nuncio to Madrid; the Archbishop of England; the Bishop of Savona, nuncio to Torino; the Bishop of Adria, nuncio to Lucerne; Giovanni Francesco Guidi di Bagno, Archbishop of Patras, vice-legate to Avignon; Guido Bentivolgio d'Aragona, Archbishop of Rodi, nuncio to Brussels; the General of the Order of St. Francis; the General of the Order of St. Augustin; the General of the Order of Premonstrantensians; Stefano da Tenda, Superior of the Capucins; and other contemporary eccelsiastical figures. Also included are letters to Monseigneur de Marilliac, state advisor to the King of France; Monsieur de Villeroy; and the Marquess of Malatesta, General of the Armies of His Holiness in Avignon.
Ms. documents. Title from title page. Collation: Paper, fol. i + 414 + 1; quires 1-34 alternating gatherings of 10 and 14, quire 35 is gathering of 4. Layout: Written in 26 long lines. Script: Written in a rushed cursive script mostly by one hand. Decoration: Fol 1r (title page) in formal capitals with floral drawing at bottom of page adorned with a cross (10 x 20 mm). Binding: Vellum over pasteboard (detached). Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 18.
Mostly Italian, some Latin and French.
Purple stamp on fol. 49r reads "Biblioth. Privata P. Praep. Gen. S.J."
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