Contents and Arrangement

Series 3: General Financial Papers, 1806-1826 May 16

71 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of an extensive and diverse group of records documenting various financial aspects of the Kingdom of Italy (1811-1820). There are detailed accounts of expenses (for roads, waterways, salaries, furnishings, fuel, etc.) and revenues (from silk, beans, flax, tobacco, sheep, etc.) for the two large estates of Chiaravalle and Galliera, as well as the Ducal Palace at Bologna. Another section of papers (1811-1820) compiled mainly by Michel Hennin, aide to Beauharnais and Treasurer of the Crown, records the accounts, credits and debits, funds owed and paid, and expenses and revenues of various appanage districts (royally appropriated lands). Also present are records of expenses incurred by the Villa Bonaparte and financial transactions of the royal stud-farms at La Pelucca in Italy, and revenues and expenses (1812-1823) for Beauharnais' posessions in France including the estates of Malmaison and Laferté-Beauharnais.


This series is arranged into nine subseries: Estate of Chiaravalle, Estate of Galliera & Ducal Palace at Bologna, Treasury of the Crown and the Appanage, Appanage District Finances, Romagna District, Papal Marches, Villa Bonaparte, Possessions in France, and Royal Stud-Farms.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Rollo, Barbara Volz and John Delaney in 1991. Finding aid written by David Rollo, Barbara Volz and John Delaney in 1991.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Series 3: General Financial Papers; Eugène de Beauharnais Collection, C0645, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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