Frederic C. Lane Venetian account books
The microfilmed records (190 rolls) form the bulk of the collection, and contain information not otherwise available outside Italy. The film was shot in very short reels, so each is only 100- 200 frames long. Viewing the film, therefore, is sometimes difficult. 119 of the rolls are indexed and described by Lane. The rest (71 rolls) are described in less detail on 2 unbound ledger pages.
Conditions Governing Use
0.96 Cubic Feet (3 flat boxes (15.5 x 12 x 3 inches))
He taught at Hopkins for 38 years. During his tenure he established the 2 year history survey, and stressed the quality of undergraduate instruction. During his academic career, he served as the president of the American Historical Association, the Economic History Association, and the Society for Italian Historical Studies. He retired from the University in May, 1966 to become an emeritus professor.
Lane died on October 14, 1984, in Westminister, Massachusetts, after an extended battle with cancer. He was survived by his daughter, Alfreda Altobellim, and two sons, George M. and Jonathan P. Lane. His wife, Harriet Mirwick Lane, died in 1967.
Lane studied the economic development of renaissance Venice. His numerous books include Venetian Ships and Shipbuilding of the Renaissance, Andrea Barbarigo, a Merchant of Venice, Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice, Venice, a Maritime Republic, and Venice and History, a compiliation of his writings, issued by his students and colleagues at his retirement.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Badoer family
- Banks and banking
- Barbarigo, Andrea
- Bernardo, Matteo
- College teachers
- De Lezze, Michele
- Johns Hopkins University. Department of History
- Lane, Frederic C. (Frederic Chapin), 1900-1984
- Pisani, Alvise
- Priuli, Lorenzo, 1538-1600
- Priuli, Matteo
- Sorango, Donald
- United States
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