Letters from Jean Duval and the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli] 1645-10-27, Paris

Title

Letters from Jean Duval and the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli] 1645-10-27, Paris

Subject

Babylon

Description

Letter from the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, accompanying a note from the bishop of Babylon on the matter of his replacement. Among the three persons proposed - one Indian, one French, and one Portuguese - the bishop thinks the Portuguese would be best because he would be content with being a suffragan, as the bishop himself would not want a coadjutor (who would succeed him after death), because that would imperil his work on the seminary he started in Paris and dishearten the seminarists. The PF notes indicate that PF prefers the coadjutorship idea and would offer to the coadjutor 100 scudi/year, on top of the 100 scudi/year given by the bishop from his own revenue, until the death of the bishop, after which the coadjutor would get the entire 700 scudi/year that constitute the income of the bishopric of Babylon. PF designates Christophe Authier as a possible coadjutor of Babylon and bishop of Aspaham, and in case he refuses, the nuncio is instructed to entreat Authier to nominate one of his missionaries from Avignon who would be willing and able to reside in Persia.
Date discussed 1646-02-27
Additional comments

Creator

Nicolò Guidi di Bagno
'Jean Duval

Source

APF SOCG 144, 77r-78v, 82v

Date

1645-10-27

Contributor

Addressed to [Francesco Ingoli]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 17, 29v, 33v-34v (database item 115).
Also see SOCG 144-145 passim.

Format

Original; Italian. the nuncio's letter is written in his own hand, signed, and almost illegible (because of the handwriting); the letter from the bishop of Babylon is in a different hand, not signed, and in rather poor Italian.

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

106

Coverage

Origin: Paris
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

Nicolò Guidi di Bagno and 'Jean Duval, “Letters from Jean Duval and the nuncio to France, Nicolò Guidi di Bagno, to the PF secretary [Francesco Ingoli] 1645-10-27, Paris,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13785.

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