Early Modern European Manuscripts
Detail from a page of the Liber Amicorum (book of inscriptions from friends) of Johannes Stadius while he was a student at the University of Jena, 1611-1626.
The Department of Special Collections currently possesses some forty bound manuscripts originating from continental Europe and the British Isles that may be dated between 1600 and 1800.
Many of the manuscripts have been described in James A. Corbett, A Catalogue of the Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, 1978). These, together with other more recently acquired bound manuscripts, are listed in the following inventory:
In addition to bound manuscripts, there are many unbound items from this era. Areas of concentration include:
certificates, proceedings and other official documents of the Spanish Inquisition
correspondence of Cardinal Lorenzo Magalotti (d.1637)
records of a Dominican monastery near Barcelona from 1633-1791
a collection of French charters and diplomatic correspondence