Three humanistic manuscripts from the family library of Duke Visconti di Modrone have been
deposited at the Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, where they now are with the family’s archives.
The main series of the Archives concern the family’s business and factories (19th and 20th
Centuries); other series are older and include a collection of late medieval documents. The codices
now given in deposit were studied by important Italian scholars in the 19th and early 20th Century.
They are: MS Visconti di Modrone 1, a Petrarch manuscript, dated 1399, followed by a humanistic
miscellany; MS Visconti di Modrone 2, a collection of Chancery letters from the Visconti
milieu (Milan, early 15th Century); MS Visconti di Modrone 3, a nice 15th-Century copy of
Gasparino Barzizza’s Epistole ad exercitationem accommodate in its original blind-stamped leather