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Three manuscripts relating to the papacy

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MS. Add. C. 57
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Three manuscripts relating to the papacy:

  1. (fol. 1). An account of the Conclave in which Giambattista Pamfilio was elected pope as Innocent x, A.D. 1644, in Italian.
  2. (fol. 137). An account of the Conclave in which card. Fabio Chigi was elected pope as Alexander vii, A.D. 1655, in Italian.
  3. (fol. 209). 'Geneologia della Casa Chigi e delli parenti più congionti à sua Santità.'


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 17th century


225 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 57, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 57

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18665


Three manuscripts relating to the papacy, written in the second half of the 17th century.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28826.

Custodial History

On the cover is an armorial bookplate (quarterly, 1st and 4th argent a fleur de lys gules: 2nd and 3rd gules an armless negro crowned robed vert, the whole ensigned by a crown etc. and surrounded with a chain and pendant).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from mr. Edw. Peacock in 1862 for £1.

Physical Facet

on paper, with some margins damaged, at the end


10 3/4 × 7 7/8 in.

Three manuscripts relating to the papacy
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom