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Medici Records

Date range: 11th-18th centuries.

Documents from the archives of the younger branch of the Florentine family of Medici, formerly in the possession of the Marquis Cosimo and the Marquis Averardo de' Medici.

They include:

  • a grant from Pietro di Pietro Petroni to the church and monastery of St Barnabas of Gamungno, Faenza, in 1085
  • a papal bull of Pope Pius II to the Archdeacon of Florence concerning the foundation of a canonry in the church of San Lorenzo, 1462
  • a letter from Pope Leo X to Zanobi de' Medici, 1521
  • credentials of Francesco de' Medici as envoy of Pope Clement VII to Charles de Bourbon, Count of Saint Pol, 1529
  • letters from Francesco I, Grand Duke of Tuscany, to Raffaello de' Medici, 1575-1577
  • letters from Ferdinando I, Duke of Florence, to the Marquis Biagio Capizucchi in Avignon and others, 1589-1608
  • numerous medieval and post-medieval grants, letters patent, court orders, records of judgements, agreements, correspondence and accounts

Finding aids

  • Published handlist, Robert Fawtier, Handlist of Charters, Deeds, and Similar Documents in the Possession of the John Rylands Library, vol. 1 (Manchester, 1925).
  • Also available online via the A2A website.


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