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Metadata for 22 objects from a Franciscan monastery in Güssing, fifty miles east of Graz, have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Founded in the mid-17th century by Count Adam Batthyány, the monastery’s twenty-two codices were both photographed and catalogued by HMML. These codices come from the Batthyány library and be traced back to the 15th century collection of Count Balthasar, a contemporary of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. Among the codices are two Breviaries from Transylvania. View an object here: View now

Metadata for 159 volumes of Series 13, the Conventual Church, ca. 1300 -1813, of the Archives of the Order of Malta have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Records pertaining to the activity of the Conventual Church of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta. Records include deliberations, decrees, bulls, death records, trials and controversies, liturgical and ceremonial records, privileges, benefices, regulations, inventories, accounts, legacies (legati), visitations, letters patent, petitions, and reports. Volumes also concern the Bull of the Crusade (Bolla della Crociata) and the printing press of the Grand Master. Documents related to churches, congregations (congregazioni), confraternities (confraternite), and monasteries of the Order in Malta and Europe are also included. View now

70 manuscripts from the collection of the Coptic Monastery of Saint Macarius (Dayr Qiddīs Anbā Maqqār) in Wadi Natrun, Egypt, have been uploaded and cataloged in vHMML Reading Room. This monastery, founded in the 4th century by Saint Macarius of Egypt, is among the oldest and most renowned Coptic monasteries in Egypt. The manuscripts cataloged in this collection include Bibles, stories of saints, and apocryphal narratives. Almost all are in Arabic; a few are in Coptic with parallel translation in Arabic, and several include Coptic fragments reused in the bindings. The manuscripts range in date from the 13th century to the early 20th century. Digitization of the collection is ongoing. View now

Metadata for 2965 music manuscripts from the  Cathedral Archives in Mdina have been added to vHMML Reading Room. These collection were microfilmed by HMML's Malta Study Center during the 1970s and 1980s. The music archives include music manuscripts dating back to the 17th century, with original scores from Francesco Azopardi and Benigno Zerafa. The collection also includes the important family collections of the Nani and Vella composers, in addition to the manuscripts of Carmelo Pace. HMML's Malta Study Center sponsored four printed catalogs of these collections, which are now linked to these records through archive.org. View now

Metadata for 524 volumes of the Archivium Inquisitionis Melitensis have been added to vHMML Reading Room, including 35 volumes of the Memorie lasciate dagli Inquisitori di Malta and 296 volumes of the Processi e denunzie. Registers, repertories, and the Miscellanea fonds also have been added. The Roman Inquisition in Malta was established in Malta in 1561 and abolished in 1798. View now

We have added 3 volumes of the Tribunal Segnaturae Justitae fonds at the the National Archives of Malta to vHMML Reading Room. The TSJ fonds contain Acta Originalia of legal proceedings during the period of the French Occupation of Malta, 1798-1800. View now

We have added 14 volumes of the Officium Syndicatus Congregationis Munium et Belli fonds at the the National Archives of Malta to vHMML Reading Room. The OMB fonds were instituted by the Venerable Congregation of War of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalemto raise funds for the defense of the island and for the upkeep of the walls, and to deal with permissions and controversies related to these matters. View now

498 records from the Archives of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Rosary in Valletta, Malta, have been added to vHMML Reading Room. The Archconfraternity of the Holy Rosary was founded under the auspices of the Dominican Order circa 1575, and was associated with the Church of Saint Mary of Porto Salvo and the Dominican Priory in Valletta, where its chapel is located. Members of the Archconfraternity dedicated themselves to the ministry of those condemned to capital punishment in Malta among other charitable activities. The digitization project was done in partnership with the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti and the de Piro family. View now

Metadata for 58 volumes of Series 7, Papal Bulls, ca. 1400-1796, of the Archives of the Order of Malta have been added to vHMML Reading Room. In 58 registers and volumes. Documents issued by the Pope and addressed to the Grand Master and the members of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, and preserved by the Chancery of the Order. Registers include copies of papal bulls (bullaria) and original papal briefs granted to the Grand Master and to individual knights concerning confirmation of statutes and ordinances, privileges, graces, and dispensations for members of the Order. View now

In 104 volumes of the Archivium Inquisitionis Melitensis, Corrispondenza, 1577-1798, have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Volumes 1 to 93 contain correspondence sent from Rome to Malta. Volumes 94 to 104 contain correspondence sent from Malta to Rome. Most of this series has been scanned and is available in vHMML Reading Room. The Roman Inquisition in Malta was established in Malta in 1561 and abolished in 1798. View now

Metadata for 1097 volumes of Series 15, Proofs of the Langue of Italy ca.1540-1798, of the Archives of the Order of Malta have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Records of the admission procedure for membership to the Langue of Italy and its seven priories in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta. Records include genealogical trees, family and church records, notarial records, correspondence, and legal documents from the Order of Saint John for Knights, servants of arms, and chaplains. View now

Metadata for 768 volumes of the Archivuum Archiepiscopalis Melitensis in Floriana, Malta, have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Records include the Acta civilia, Pastoral visits, Status animarum, Benefici, Pubblicazioni matrimoniali, inventories of church property, suppliche, epsiscopal correspondence, edicts, registers of ordinations, and other miscellaneous documents. View now

Metadata from 37 volumes of Series 4, General Chapters of the Order of Saint John, 1330-1776, of the Archives of the Order of Malta have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Records of the activities and meetings of the General Chapter of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta. Records include originals and copies of proceedings, deliberations, and statutes concerning business and legislation of the Order. Volumes also include summaries of the statutes, rolls, memoranda, and petitions. View now

Metadata from 25 volumes of Series 3, Libri conciliorum status, 1522-1798, of the Archives of the Order of Malta have been added to vHMML Reading Room. Documents recording the activities and meetings of the Council of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta. Registers include originals (libri conciliorum status) and minutes (libri minutarium conciliorum status) of proceedings, deliberations, and decrees concerning political, military and diplomatic matters and internal administration of the Order and the Maltese archipelago. Records also include one index, original documents, letters, reports, and briefs related to the meetings. Related documents in AOM Section 2. View now

Metadata for 33 volumes of the Lettere consolari fonds at the Cathedral Archives in Mdina have been added to vHMML reading room. Records contain diplomatic correspondence of the chargé d'affaires du Roi for Malta. Records include correspondence from individuals, the king, and other embassies and consulates located in the Mediterranean and Europe regarding France, the Ottoman Empire, North Africa, shipping, trade, slavery, the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, and the French occupation of Malta. View now

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