Registrorum supplicationum rubricelle, 1378-1899 (bulk 1800-1899)

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5 linear m. (35 v. no.)..
This series of rubricelle was assembled by Bruno Katterbach in the early nineteenth century to serve as indexes, of a sort, to the Registra supplicationum (RS) (ID VATV179-A). Vols. 3-35 contain rubricelle extracted from the actual RS of Popes Pius VII to Leo XIII and thus, the series proceeds with consistency only for the period 1800-1899. These later rubricelle (3-35) are primarily concerned with matrimonial supplications. The earlier volumes do not function easily as indices to the supplications. Vol. 1 is a late fourteenth-century table of contents of the Registra supplicationum of Clement VII (of Avignon, 1378-1390) proceeding year by year, volume by volume.
Vol. 1A (not listed in Katterbach), like vol. 1, is also a contemporary index for Clement VII. Vol. 1A bears the title "Rotulus Beneficiatorum sub Clem. VII 1378" and was formerly included in the Camera Apostolica series Collectoriae, vol. 293. The volume contains lists of benefice holders. How this fuctions as an index is not clear. Vol. 2 is a 1633 inventory by Felice Contelori. It presents the number of then existing RS volumes within each pontifical year from Martin V to Urban VIII but provides no descriptions or volume numbers that will aid researchers in using the collection today. For a clear overview of this series, see Katterbach, as noted below.
This record was created by the University of Michigan Vatican Archives Project which ended in 1992. The collection described in this record may have been further processed by Vatican Archives staff so that the information may no longer be current. Consult the Vatican Archives staff for current access information. The final report of the University of Michigan Vatican Archives Project is found in: Vatican archives : an inventory guide to historical documents of the Holy See / Francis X. Blouin, Jr., general editor. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Katterbach, Bruno. Inventari dell'Archivio Segreto Vaticano : inventari dei registri delle suppliche (Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1932), p. 7 footnote and 333-339. Katterbach inventories the series volume by volume (except for 1A which was added later). Entries, beginning with volume 3 (e.g. 1800), note to which RS volumes each Registrorum Supplicationum Rubricelle corresponds. These Rubricelle are not as useful as indexes to the RS as Katterbach's published Inventari.
ASV Indice 124, "Primo Sbozzo di Inventario di tutti i libri che sono nell'Archivio Segreto Vaticano" by Giovanni Bissaiga in 1672 provides more descriptive and accurate volume titles for select volumes in some series including the R.S. Rub. on folio 238r.
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