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Ruffo, Giordano (d c 1256), De medicina equorum

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.700-706 & 7756
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Ruffo, Giordano (d c 1256), De medicina equorum
Date(s): late 13th century - mid 16th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 7 items
Name of creator(s): Ruffo | Giordano | d [1256] | farrier
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Jordanus Ruffus or Giordano Ruffo was farrier to Frederick II (1194-1250), Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily, in the later 13th century.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript copies of texts by, or collated by Ruffo, plus in some cases other veterinary texts added to works by Ruffo. The texts reflect his work in veterinary medicine, primarily concerning the care and treatment of domestic animals, particularly horses. Includes 'De medicina equorum'; 'Arte de conoscere la natura dei cavalli'; 'Libro dell'infirmita dei cavalli' and 'Le medicine de' cavalli'.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Latin and Italian

System of arrangement:

By volume

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: Copy of Ruffo's work are held in Latin as part 1 of MS.531, and in Italian as part 2 of MS.788.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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 2008

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