Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - HMML Repository

Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

106 volumes of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, including records of minutes, memorial masses, foundations, accounts, and other matters related to the charitable works and organization of the confraternity.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Malta
  • City

    Valletta
  • Repository

    Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Project Codes

    ACMC
  • Project Numbers

    ACMC 00001-ACMC 00116
  • Type

    Digital
  • Digital Surrogates

    106
  • Date Preserved

    2020
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Latin; Italian; Spanish; French; English
  • Reproduction Notes

    Gaps in the HMML project numbers
  • Related Collections

    ACHR; KKM
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections


The Malta Study Center digitized 106 records of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2020. The Archconfraternity’s archive is located in the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta, where it was founded in 1622. The current archival structure follows the last reorganization completed by J. Porsella Flores in 1988 and includes several series, some with subseries. Some modern series and volumes were not digitized as part of the project.

Archive of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Series 1, Diversi Atti e Scritture, 1621-ca. 1900

In 11 volumes. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Some of the records were probably gathered and bound in volumes during the 1775 reorganization of the archive. Records include notarial documents, correspondence, reports, decrees and deliberations, accounts, lists, plans, and drawings of properties, contracts, legal documents, and wills. Volumes include printed and manuscript material.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236538

Series 2, Statuti ed Inventari, ca. 1700- ca. 1900

In 3 volumes. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Records include an index, inventories, and accounts.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236549

Series 3, Confratelli e Consorelle, 1726-1838

In 7 volumes. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Records include accounts and lists of masses.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236552

Series 4, Annualità, 1663-1898

In 12 volumes and registers. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Records concern the annual payment of 4 tarì every year by each member to receive the celebration of 100 masses after their death and the financing of a cash box (cassa delle torce) for buying wax for torches to celebrate masses for deceased members. Volumes include lists of masses and accounts. Series include subseries.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236559

Series 5, Cassa, 1713-1864

In 12 volumes and registers. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Records concern the administration of the cash box for poor (cassa della povertà), established with the aim of financially supporting poor people and members, and the main cash box (cassa del deposito or principale) managed by the depositary/accountant. Records include lists of masses and accounts. Series include sub-series.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236571

Series 7, Consulte Private e Generali, 1651-1856

In 10 registers. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Volumes contain originals, copies, and minutes of deliberations. Records also include deliberations of the Confraternity of Blessed Franco Lippi.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236583

Series 9, Conti d’amministrazione, 1647-1821

In 23 volumes. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Volumes include accounts.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/236593

Series 11, Legati e Fondazioni, ca. 1600-1868

In 28 volumes and registers. Documents pertaining to the activity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, its council, and members. Records include accounts, lists of masses, and legal documents concerning the administration of bequests (legati) managed by the Archconfraternity. Series includes sub-series.

HMML Reading Room (first record) - https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/2366163