(Manuscript Material : 20th century Genealogists : John F. Lewis Estate) 9 Pieces. Dossier of Holy-Roman (Austro-)Hapsburg Manuscripts: Ferdinand II. Document signed. (Vienna, Austria), (Late April/May), 1629. Bifolium, docketed with wax seal. Writing associates in Frankfurt. * Leopold I, (1640-1705), Holy Roman Emperor (1658-1705). 24 August, 1702. Letter of "Intercessio." Folio, 1 page. * idem. Document Signed. (Vienna, Austria), 3 May, 169(?). Folio, letter in re guild endorsement(s) on vellum; old folds, body of text in secretarial hand - crossed out in light brown ink, but not significantly affecting contents or legibility. Signed lower margin left in brown ink. * idem. Document Signed. (Vienna, Austria), May, 1666. Folio, with wax seal; old folds, not fully separated but with 2 inch (51 mm) open tear not affecting legibility. Presumed rescript, with discussion of "commercium" and "iuris dictio." * idem. Letter signed. (Vienna, Austria), 168(?). 2 pages, folio, wax seal; presumed intact, but completeness not guaranteed. Discussion of "munitiones," "expeditiones" in Italy, and relations with the House of Gonzaga. * idem. Letter signed. (Vienna, Austria), December, 1689. To abbots at Church of St. Ulrich in Augsburg outlining acts of Imperial munificence to come. 2 pages, bifolium. Docketed with wax seal. * idem. Letter signed. (Vienna, Austria), 14 September, 1700. To Friedrich von Sachsen-Weissenfels-Dahme. Bifolium, 2 pages. Some loss at outer margins. * idem. Rescript Signed. (Vienna), 6 December, 1679. To city magistates in Weissenburg. Bifolium, 2 pages, wax seal but with appreciable smudging and smearing opposite. Docketed, old folds, early repairs. * Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678-1711). Document Signed. (Vienna, Austria), (1 June) 1705. Bifolium, docketed, with wax seal. Rescript, discusses requisitions in Italy, and thus continuities with the reign of his father Leopold I. Dated also by regnal years ("im ersten Jahr"), and thus written only one month into his reign (1705-1711) as Emperor.
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