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Jews' Charter (Italian)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ITAL/2
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Jews' Charter (Italian)
Date(s): 1667
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 34 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Livorno (in English Leghorn) in Tuscany, central Italy, is a port on the Ligurian Sea. It came under the rule of the Florentine Medici family, and Ferdinand I, grand duke of Tuscany from 1587 to 1609, gave asylum to many refugees, including Jews from Spain and Portugal. Pisa in Tuscany, central Italy, lies on the alluvial plain of the Arno River c6 miles from the Ligurian Sea.


Scope and content/abstract:

Charter of the Jews in Pisa and Leghorn, signed Ferd. Bardi 15 Ag. 1667. Also including four letters, the first two dated 1614, and the last 1667.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Italian. Cursive hand.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Pressmarks 445 and 693.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to University College London by Dr Singer in 1923.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica online. Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2001

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