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Legatio Cardinalis de Fussa ad Regem Aragonensem

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D122


Correspondence and documents between Cardinal de Foix, legate to Alfonso V; Alfonso V, king of Aragon (died 1458); and Pope Martin V (1368-1431). Dates covered in the volume are 1424-1430. Concerns the Council of Tortosa, 1429, in which Foix persuaded Alfonso and other backers of Clement VIII (1380?-1446), the anti-pope at the time, to support Martin V. This narrative apparently compiled on Foix's orders from his archives: see last leaf of manuscript. Places mentioned in the manuscript include Rome (Vatican), Saragossa, Avignon etc, Tortosa (Catalonia); this copy of the volume probably written in Italy.


  • Creation: 1424-1430 [written 17th century?]


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume : Binding: Limp vellum. The material is paper. Script identified by cataloger as written in several hands. ; Volume is no taller than 30 cm.

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Physical Location

MS D122

Custodial History

Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827. (Sec. of State in Corsica 1795-97; Chancellor of the Univ. of Corfu 1819-27)(Acquired Separately).

The manuscripts from his library were "sold on 8 Dec 1830 and the four following days. This celebrated philhellene had during his period of residence in Corfu collected a large number of manuscripts ... the majority relating to Italian history and literature... At the sale...and from the booksellers subsequently Phillipps bought over 1560 items from this library (Nos 4912-6459 and other small groups)... (Munby v.3 p.56) Lot 376 item 5. (Round label: brown ink); Phillipps 5593 (Phillips label).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

HP Kraus, 1969


Phillipps, Thomas, 1792-1872. The Phillipps manuscripts : Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum in bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, bt., impressum Typis Medio-Montanis, 1837-1871 / With an introduction by A.N.L. Munby. London: Holland Press, [circa 1968]. Available at KU Libraries at Z6623 .P55 1968.

Some rough bibliographical notes in Special Collections' Manuscript Records; ask staff for assistance if wishing to review these notes.
Guide to the Cardinal Pierre de Foix Collection
Legatio Cardinalis de Fussa ad Regem Aragonensem
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1972; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Cardinal Pierre de Foix collection, Department of Special Collections, MS D122, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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