Collection Correnti

The collection constituted the Library of Cesare Correnti, Milan 1815 - Meina 1888, writer and politician.

  • about 2000 volumes and more 10000 pamphlets
Fondi Braidense

The library came to the Braidense in 1889. It currently comprises a large part of the original library, consisting of about 2,000 volumes and over 10,000 pamphlets, marked by a handwritten topographical inventory. Maps and city maps were also part of the collection, later moved to other markings.

The book part includes works of miscellaneous culture, including classics of literature and philosophy, almanacs, strennas, and numerous works on history and economics. The editions are mostly from the 19th century, in Italian or French; but editions from the 16th century also appear.

On the volumes there is theex libris of Biblioteca Correnti.

Of key importance is the collection of pamphlets, ranging from the last two decades of the 18th century to the end of the 19th century. Most, however, consist of Italian printed matter from the 1860s to the 1880s.

There are numerous publications of banks, companies, public agencies, cooperatives and mutual aid societies that reached Correnti in his capacity as a parliamentarian and minister, as well as monographs on economic, statistical and geographical subjects.