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Bourbon del Monte di San Faustino Family papers, 801 - ca. 1920
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Description
The Bourbon del Monte are an important Italian noble family. Their domain was a Marquisate in central Italy, centered on the town of Monte Santa Maria (today Monte Santa Maria Tiberina). It included areas in today's Umbria and Tuscany, and bordered on the Grand-Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States. From an institutional point of view, it depended mostly on the emperor, because the Marquisate was an imperial fiefdom.

The papers at UCLA are the archive of the branch of Ancona, one of several lines which made up the family. In 1861 this branch was endowed with the title of princes of San Faustino. Several heirs of this branch moved to the United States in the twentieth century.

The archive contains numerous genealogical documents, reconstructions of the history of the family, correspondence among the various branches of the family, wills, inventories, administrative documents (sometimes including drawings or maps, a number of which are reproduced here), litigations, concessions made by imperial authority, family agreements, agreements of mutual recognition (accomandigie) with the Grand-Dukes of Tuscany, and concessions made by ecclesiastical authorities.

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La famiglia Bourbon del Monte rappresenta un'importante famiglia nobile italiana di et moderna. Ebbe dominio su un Marchesato nell'Italia centrale, imperniato sul centro di Monte Santa Maria (oggi Monte Santa Maria Tiberina), comprendente territori delle attuali regioni dell'Umbria e della Toscana e confinante con il Granducato di Toscana e lo Stato della Chiesa. Con queste due importanti realt politiche coltiv i maggiori rapporti politici e istituzionali. Soprattutto, dal punto di vista istituzionale, dipese dall'Imperatore, poich il Marchesato rappresentava un feudo imperiale.

Quello qui in esame , dei diversi rami di cui la famiglia fosse composta, l'archivio del ramo di Ancona, che ottenne nel 1861 il titolo principesco di San Faustino. Alcuni eredi di questo ramo si trasferirono nel Novecento negli Stati Uniti.

L'archivio conserva numerosi atti genealogici, ricostruzioni della storia di famiglia, corrispondenza tra i vari rami della famiglia, testamenti, inventari di beni, atti di amministrazione delle propriet (talvolta con disegni e mappe, una parte dei quali verr riprodotta), atti di cause, concessioni provenienti dall'autorit imperiale, patti di famiglia, patti di riconoscimento reciproco (accomandigie) con i Granduchi di Toscana, concessioni provenienti dalle autorit ecclesiastiche.
Background
The Bourbon del Monte family (which became Bourbon del Monte di San Faustino only in 1861) was composed of various branches. In chronological order, from the middle ages to the modern era, they were: di Petriolo, di Valiana, di Civitella, di Pesaro, di Ancona, di Citt di Castello, di Monte Santa Maria. As various lines died out, their archives were incorporated into those of the surviving branches. In the modern era, the time to which most documents belong, the family's main branches were those of Florence, Monte Santa Maria (later known as that of Ancona), Pesaro and Rome (whose importance mainly derived from its place in the context of papal Rome). The branches of the Bourbon di Petrella and Sorbello are usually considered to be separate. The family temporarily lost its feudal authority with the arrival of the French in the late eighteenth century, and permanently with the Congress of Vienna, after which the family's properties were joined to the Grand-Duchy of Tuscany.
Extent
24.3 linear ft. (48 boxes and 8 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.