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Size: 2.0 linear feet
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The letters cover a wide span of activities reflecting the diversities and accomplishments of the Medici family. They were successful bankers, merchants, warriors, heads of state, and patrons of the arts. The correspondence pertains to the monasteries, the fortresses, criminals, the military troops, delivery of supplies, accounts, maintenance of luxurious buildings, manufacturing, and events in the lives of the Medici family from the late 1550s to the mid-1570s. They present an enlightening tableau of life in the early Modern Age.
Biographical note: To read a biographical and historical note about the Medici family, click here.
Acquisition: Purchased by Martin H. Bush from Christie's International, June 27, 1985
Processed by: AG, 02-1994; JEF, 7-13-1998