Spoglio del Giuseppe Hergenrother, 1879-1890.
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The office of secretarius intimus (private secretary) was entrusted by Leo X (1513-1521) to Pietro Ardighello, an assistant to Cardinal Giulio de' Medici (the future Clement VII [1523-1534] and a cousin of Leo X), who took over the direction of foreign affairs dealing with all correspondence in the vernacular, especially with the apostolic nuncios who were entrusted by that time with diplomatic missions of a permanent character. The correspondence was carried on in the name but no longer under t...
The Scrinium of the Roman Church existed from the 4th century, functioning as both library and archives. In the 6th century it was under the Primicerius Notariorum (see ID VATV032-A). By the end of the 8th century it was headed by the Bibliothecarius, who also served as the chancellor. This library was lost in the 13th century. New collections were transferred to Avignon with the papal court, and were left there when the popes returned to Rome. The present library was founded by Nic...
Archives of the Church were kept from the earliest times in the Scrinium Sanctai Romanae Ecclesiae. A central archives was established by Paul V in 1612, to serve the administrative needs of the curia. The name Archivio segreto vaticano was applied later. To see a general history for the Uffici e amministrazioni palatine, enter "FIN ID VATV220-A" From the description of Agency history record. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 145569846 ...