1 volume (70 leaves) : paper, portrait (engraving) ; 28 x 21 cm or smaller bound to 31 x 22 cm
Collection of manuscript and printed materials dealing with Giulio Alberoni. Manuscript materials include copies of a letter written by Ludwig Andreas Khevenhüller to Alberoni, as legate of Romagna, in 1736; of several "Romana rotuli" including "Ill[ustrissi]ma Cong[regatio]ne deputata RR. PP. DD. Calcagnino, Millino, et Bussio: Romana rotuli pro sac. SRE Cardinalium Collegio: summarium" of 1735, "Ill[ustrissi]ma Cong[regatio]ne dep[uta]ta RR. PP. DD. Calcagnino, Millino, et Bussio: Romana rotuli pro sac. SRE Cardinalium collegio cum e[minentissi]mo et r[everendissi]mo D. Card[ina]li Julio Alberono Responsio" of 1736, "Alla sagra Cong[regatione] deputata dell'ill[ustrissi]me e r[everendissi]mi Sig[nor] Calcagniu[m]" of 1736, "Ill[ustrissi]ma congreg[atio]ne deputata R.R. P.P. d.d. Calcagnino, Millino, et Bussio Romana rotuli pro sac. SRE Cardinalium collegio summarium," "Ill[ustrissi]ma Congre[gatio]ne deputata R.R. P.P. dd. Calcagnino, Millino, et Bussio: Romana Rotuli pro sac. S.R.E. Cardinalium collegio cum e[minentissi]mo e r[everendissi]mo d[omi[no Cardinali Julio Alberono: facti," and "Ill[ustrissi[ma Cong[regatio]ne deputat R.R. P.P. D.D. Calcagnino, Millino, et Bussio: Romana rotuli pro sac. S.R.E. Cardinalium collegio cum e[minentissi]mo et r[everendissi]mo d[omi]no Cardinali Julio Alberoni: facti" of 1736; "Traductio dell'ordine" signed by Khevenhüller at Bologna in 1735; a letter from Khevenhüller dated 1736; a letter from Alberoni dated 1735; and an unsigned letter dated 1736. Print materials include publications relating to the charges against Alberoni made in 1721 and his response to them, an engraved portrait with printed oration from 1738, his legation to Romagna and dealings with San Marino, and his pension.
Ms. codex. Title transcribed from fol. 1r. Collation: Paper (various watermarks), fol. i + 70 + i; 1² 2²⁽⁺³⁾ 3² 4¹² 5⁴ 6⁴⁽⁺¹⁾ 7⁴⁽⁺⁵⁾ 8⁶ 9¹ 10⁴ 11⁶ 12⁴ 13⁴⁽⁺⁵·⁶⁾ 14¹ 15²⁽⁺¹⁾ 16². Script: Written in cursive by multiple hands. Origin: Written in Italy during the mid-eighteenth century. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, the Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 143.
In Italian and Latin.
Bound with: Collection of print materials relating to the charges brought against Giulio Alberoni in 1721 -- Alla sagra congregazione degli eminentiss. e reverendiss. signori cardinali Astalli, Barberini, Corsini, Tolomei, Scotti, Spinola, e Imperiali per il sig. cardinale Alberoni -- Prefazione del signor conte Marc'Antonio Ginanni ed orazione del sig. cavaliere Francesco Antonio Dalla Torre recitate in Ravenna in occasione d'essersi tenuta una academia degli'informi per l'erezione della statua dell'em[entissi]mo sig. Cardinale Giulio Alberoni -- nella sala del palazzo pubblico di Ravenna -- Ragguaglio della maniera tenuta dall' eminentissimo Sig. Card. Alberoni, legato di Romagna, e delegato apostolica -- E[mentissi]mo, e rev[erendissi]mo sig. mio oss[ervandissi]mo. Finiscono di convincermi le savie pesantissime riflessioni di vostra eminenza... -- Sanctissimo domino nostro Papae Benedicto XIV Romana pensions pro reverendissimo Julio Card. Alberono : memoriale facti, & juris -- Sanctissimo domino nostro Papae Benedicto XIV Romana pensionis pro reverendissimo Julio Card. Alberono : summarium -- Lettera scritta ad un amico, nella quale si dimostrano calunniose alcune proposizioni divulgate in Roma contra la persona del cardinal Cybo.
Phillipps, T. Phillipps manuscripts, 6159.
Giulio Alberoni, born in 1664 in Piacenza, was a politician, statesman, diplomat, cardinal, and bishop. The son of a gardener and a seamstress, he was educated by local priests, the Barnabite fathers of S. Brigita in Piacenza, and was studying with the Jesuits at S. Pietro by 1680. He became the protegé of Dr. Ignazio Gardini, a lawyer practicing in the courts of Piacenza, and when Gardini was exiled in 1685, Alberoni went with him to Ravenna, where he met Giorgio Barni, apostolic vice-legate and later bishop of Piacenza. Alberoni was ordained by Barni in 1691. He became private secretary to Alessandro Roncovieri, ambassador to the Duke of Parma, by 1702; a canon of the cathedral chapter in 1703, and secretary to the duke of Vandôme in 1706. When the duke died in 1712 in Spain, Alberoni remained as Parma's ambassador, negotiating the marriage of Philip V to Elisabetta Farnese, niece of the duke of Parma. Alberoni became, effectively, premier of Spain. As such, Alberoni continued the administrative centralization and fiscal reforms, encouraged the establishment of industry, reduced the influence of the royal councils, and reorganized the army and the navy. Alberoni was also elected bishop of Málaga, Spain, in 1717. He also ordered, or was pressured to order, the invasion of Sardinia in 1717 and Sicily in 1718, despite assurances to the contrary given to Clement XI. The invasions led to a war with France, England, Holland, and the Holy Roman Empire (the Quadruple Alliance), then Spain's defeat in 1719, for which Alberoni was held responsible. Exiled from Spain, Alberoni was arrested by the Genoese and taken to Sestri, where he was held presumably awaiting a decision from a commission of cardinals. Alberoni escaped sometime in 1720 and reappeared in Rome in 1721 to participate in the conclave of Clement XI's successor, Innocent XIII. In 1723, Innocent issued an absolutory brief in Alberoni's favor. After living in retirement for some time, Alberoni acted as legate in Ravenna between 1735 and 1739; became cardinal protoprete in 1740; and acted as legate in Bologna from 1740 to 1743. He spent the remainder of his live in Piacenza, where he died in 1752.
Formerly in the Millini archives, as well as the collections of Frederick North, Earl of Guilford, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. Phillipps label, "6159," on spine; "F.V. 41" inscribed in pen and "603/21" in pencil on upper pastedown.
Bound in vellum over pasteboard; entact ties on lower cover, remnants of ties on upper cover. "Card. Alberi. Raguaglio del' fiume rone." and "30" inscribed on spine.
RBCAG Robbins MS 143
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