Contents and Arrangement

Letters from Ottavio Falconieri to Cardinal Francesco Barberini and others, 1674 April-December

3 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The letters are arranged chronologically, the manuscripts in number order.

Collection History

Custodial History

Provenance: (a) Lorenzo Maria Gianni, who acquired the manuscripts and added wrappers and titles. (b) Conte Lorenzo Magalotti (1660-1711) received the manuscripts after asking Gianni which writings of Falconieri might be published to increase his fame posthumously. Gianni's undated letter to Magalotti is in the final folder. (c) The Ottavio Falconieri papers were later in the library of Orazio Falconieri, at the Palazzo Falconieri, in Rome. Several manuscript bears the oval library stamps of the Bibliotheca Horatii Falconeri for 1770 and 1834. The library was dispersed in the 19th century. The Princeton University Library owns two other manuscripts from this library.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Don Skemer in February 2009. Finding aid written by Don Skemer in February 2009. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012. 2015 addition added by Chloe Pfendler.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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Credit this material:

Letters from Ottavio Falconieri to Cardinal Francesco Barberini and others; Ottavio Falconieri Papers, C1305, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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