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Corsini, Lorenzo, fl. 1581-1598.
Selected Business Correspondence of Lorenzo Corsini
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of sixteenth-century business correspondence of Italian textile merchant Lorenzo Corsini in Florence, Italy.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 92 letters, addressed to Corsini in Florence, Italy, from his agents and various merchants in Bologna, Genoa, Lucca, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Parma, Pisa, Rome, Siena, and Venice. The letters contain financial and commercial information relating to Italian textile manufacture and trade. Many of the letters also contain examples of the various guild signs for Giroldi of Bologna, Strozzin of Venice, and others.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

Corsini, Lorenzo, fl. 1581-1598.

Lorenzo Corsini was a sixteenth-century Italian textile merchant. He controlled a family business which dealt in cloth and other textile commodities, and the importation of European goods.

Collection History


This collection was purchased from Julian Browning in 1998.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Selected Business Correspondence of Lorenzo Corsini; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1