Fonds HR-DADU-39 - Thesaurarii Sanctae Mariae Maioris; Tesorieri di Santa Maria Maggiore (Treasurers of the Cathedral)

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Thesaurarii Sanctae Mariae Maioris; Tesorieri di Santa Maria Maggiore (Treasurers of the Cathedral)


  • 16th century - 19th century (Creation)

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Extent and medium

22 volumes; 0,5 linear metres; textual records

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Archival history

The treasurers of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Tesorieri di Santa Maria Maggiore) originally oversaw the treasury of the cathedral. In the course of time, they assumed the management of the entire state treasury, which was in the cathedral, having kept the name "Treasurers of Our Lady of Great Power". The treasurers also oversaw the affairs of the foundation Opera pia. This service had been already referenced to in the Statute of the Republic of 1272, together with another public service provided by Procuratori di Santa Maria Maggiore. At first, the mandate of the people who served in these offices was lifelong, but, as their responsibilities increased, the mandate was limited to five years in the 16th century and, later, to three years. According to the records from the 18th century, this service was administered by six senators.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The fonds has been linked to the archive since its inception. In times of the Dubrovnik Republic, the books of the fonds were stored in the Cathedral. The archival material was completely transferred to the Rector’s Palace by 1891, when consequently the archives were consolidated and made available to researchers. Since 1920, the archive in the Rector's Palace has been functioning as an independent institution and it was dislocated to the Sponza Palace in 1952, where it is still located today.

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


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Conditions governing access

The fonds is fully accessible to researchers in accordance with the Ordinance on the work in the reading room of the State Archives in Dubrovnik and the Law on Archival Materials and Archives NN 61/18 (Pravilnik o radu u čitaonici Državnog arhiva u Dubrovniku and Zakon o arhivskom gradivu i arhivima NN 61/18).

Conditions governing reproduction

Taking photographs and scanning are allowed, for a fee.

Language of material

  • Italian

Script of material

  • Latin

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper. The archival material is well preserved.

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Existence and location of originals

State Archives in Dubrovnik

Existence and location of copies

The fonds has been completely transferred to microfilms, but the microfilms are not available to the users of archives.

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Old reference code

Fonds of the Dubrovnik Republic and the territory of the former Republic under the French Administration, series 49

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Descriptions of fonds, series and sub-series are made according to the ISAD (G) standard (general international standard archival description).


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  • English



Archivist's note

Description prepared by Vesna Miović (Fonds, Series, Subseries) Croatia [The Institute for Historical Sciences in Dubrovnik, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (CASA)] Translation to English by Zrinka Friganović Sain

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