« Breviora reddet ordo, et mens, et ratio»
the "Inventário Geral dos papéis de António Xavier de Miranda Henriques" (1815)
Keywords:inventories, family archives, nobility
This paper presents the Inventário Geral dos papéis de António Xavier de Miranda Henriques, a post-mortem inventory produced in 1815 by João Filipe da Cruz to catalog the archive held by António Xavier, elected patriarch of Lisbon and son of the 2nd Count of Sandomil. The first section analyzes the inventory’s contexts and objectives of production, its internal structure and its custodial and archival history. The second section examines the inventoried archive and the possibilities for virtual reconstruction of the Miranda Henriques archive, disaggregated in 1815.
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