Regulations for Venetian trade, 1735-1739

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing a collection of copy regulations and decrees relating to Venetian commerce, 1735-1739, some printed, including broadsheets on tarifs, and levies paid by couriers to Italian cities, and tables of duty paid on goods imported into and out of Verona, 1738-1739.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Republic of Venice was created around 1140. It was headed by the Doge, and led by the Great Council, who controlled all political and administrative business. Ludovico Manin, the last doge, was deposed by Napoléon Bonaparte on May 12, 1797.

Arrangement

Single item.

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

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folios. Bound in quarter-vellum.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith 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

This manuscript contains the bookplate of Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guildford.

Related Material

University of London MS 79 also relates to Venetian commerce.

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