Manin, Ludovico

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Part of letters of Ludovico Manin, Doge of Venice, confirming the brothers Marin, Costantin and Piero Avogadro, sons and heirs of Francesco Avogadro, of his fee of the house and curtilage of Lumezzane in the province of Brescia, 2 Oct 1793.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ludovico Manin was the last Doge of the Venetian Republic, and was deposed by the French under Napoleon in 1797; the Republic ceased to exist and was ceded to Austria.

The main branch of the Avogadro family died out in 1671 and the fief of Lumezzane came under the direct jurisdiction of Venice. In 1681, however, Francisco and Girolamo Avogadro, descendants of a cadet branch of the family tree, acquired the fief for 32,000 ducats, and it was held by that family until the collapse of the Republic in 1797.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Given by W.A.Myers Ltd. in 1962 and added to the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

9¼" x 6½". Parchment.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

The front flyleaf is inscribed 'Christopher Sykes. Venice. Dec 14th 1855'. Sykes library was sold on 19 and 30 July 1888 and 19 December 1899.