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ABBREVIATIONS

AdR Papers

Author’s Private Papers

AM

Archivio Memmo, Biblioteca Mai, Bergamo

ASF

Archivio di Stato di Firenze

ASV

Archivio di Stato di Venezia

JMA

John Murray Archive, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

LPD

Lucia’s Paris Diary

CHAPTER ONE: ROME

1. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 25 April 1786, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

2. Lucia to Alvise, Naples, 21 February 1786, AdR Papers.

3. Lucia to Alvise, Naples, 28 February 1786, AdR Papers.

4. Lucia to Alvise, Naples, 7 March 1786, AdR Papers.

5. Ibid.

6. The medical report signed by Professor Perlasca is in the Biblioteca Civica Correr di Venezia, Manoscritti, misc. ix, 1138. On the death of Lucia’s mother, see
A Venetian Affair,
by Andrea di Robilant, New York: Knopf, 2003.

7. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 30 April 1785, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

8. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 17 September 1783, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

9. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 22 May 1784, AdR Papers.

10. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 12 March 1785, AdR Papers.

11. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 16 October 1784, AdR Papers.

12. On Memmo’s election to Procuratore di San Marco, see Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 9 July 1785, and Rome, 13 August 1785, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

13. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 30 April 1785, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

14. On the arrest of Sebastiano Mocenigo by the Inquisitors, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 120–122.

15. Sebastiano Mocenigo to Alvise, Brescia, 19 November 1778, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

16. Pisana Mocenigo to Alvise, undated, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 124.

17. Alvise to Sebastiano Mocenigo, 13 March 1781, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 120.

18. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 20 May 1786, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

19. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 13 May 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B16.

20. Alvise Mocenigo to Sebastiano Mocenigo, undated, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 120.

21. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 18 March 1786, AdR Papers.

22. Ibid.

23. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 1 April 1786, AdR Papers.

24. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, undated, AdR Papers.

25. Lucia to Alvise, Rome undated, AdR Papers.

26. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 8 April 1786, AdR Papers.

27. Ibid.

28. Lucia to Alvise, 27 May 1786, AdR Papers.

29. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Naples, 17 January 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 16.

30. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 2 February 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 16.

31. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 22 April 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 16.

32. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 1 April 1786, AdR Papers.

33. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, April 1786, AdR Papers.

34. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, May 1786, AdR Papers.

35. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 27 May 1786, AdR Papers.

36. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 3 June 1786, AdR Papers.

37. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 27 May 1786, AdR Papers.

38. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 1 and 15 July 1786, AdR Papers.

39. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 17 June 1786, AdR Papers.

40. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 10 June 1786, AdR Papers.

41. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 10 June 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 12.

42. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 18 March 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 12.

43. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 7 July 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 12.

44. Ibid.

45. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 10 June 1786, AdR Papers.

46. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 12 August 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 12.

47. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 24 June 1786, AdR Papers.

48. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Venice, 22 June 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

49. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 1 July 1786, AdR Papers.

50. Ibid.

51. Ibid.

52. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 15 July 1786, AdR Papers.

53. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Rome, 17 August 1784, AdR Papers.

54. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 26 August 1786, AdR Papers.

55. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 2 September 1786, AdR Papers.

56. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, August 1786, AdR Papers.

57. Ibid.

58. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 23 September 1786, AdR Papers.

59. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 2 September 1786, AdR Papers.

60. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 7 July 1786, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

61. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 14 October 1786, AdR Papers.

62. Ibid.

63. Lucia to Alvise, Rome, 23 September and 7 October 1786, AdR Papers.

64. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Mira, 13 November 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

65. Andrea Memmo to Guglielmo Chiarabba, Florence, 28 October 1786, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

66. Lucia to Alvise, Florence, October 1786, AdR Papers (torn, mud-splattered note).

CHAPTER TWO: PALAZZO MOCENIGO

1. Lucia to Alvise, Venice, undated, AdR Papers.

2. Lucia to Alvise, Venice, March 1787, AdR Papers.

3. Lucia to Alvise, Venice, April 1787, AdR Papers.

4. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 11 August 1787, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

5. The quotes in this paragraph are taken from undated, hand-delivered messages from Lucia to Alvise, AdR Papers.

6. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 20 February 1787, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

7. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 7 April 1787, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

8. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 27 September 1788, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

9. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 24 March 1787, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

10. The quotes in this paragraph are taken from undated, hand-delivered messages from Lucia to Alvise, AdR Papers.

11. Ibid.

12. Lucia to Alvise, Venice, 7 September 1788, AdR Papers.

13. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 10 March 1787, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

14. Lucia to Alvise, Dolo, 9 September 1788, and Lucia to Alvise, undated, AdR Papers.

15. Lucia to Alvise, Dolo, 18 July 1788, AdR Papers.

16. Ibid.

17. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Padua, 27 September 1788, AdR Papers.

18. Ibid.

19. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 28 July 1787, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

20. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Rome, 13 August 1785, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

21. Unsigned letter, 23 February 1788, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 120.

22. Attributed to Pietro Gradenigo, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, filza 120.

23. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 14 March 1789, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

24. Letter to the Inquisitors, 1 March 1788. On Sebastiano Mocenigo and Andrea Memmo’s campaigns in the election of 1788, see ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

25. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 27 September 1788, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

26. Andrea Memmo to Giulio Perini, Venice, 27 September 1788, ASF, Acquisti e doni 94, filza 146.

27. Lucia to Alvise, Venice, undated, AdR Papers.

28. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 7 August 1789, AdR Papers.

29. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 8 August 1789, AdR Papers.

30. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 29 July 1789, AdR Papers.

31. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 10 and 13 July 1789, AdR Papers.

32. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 14 August 1789, AdR Papers.

33. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, undated, AdR Papers.

34. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 29 August 1789, AdR Papers.

35. Lucia to Alvise, Valdagno, 28 August 1789, AdR Papers.

36. All the quotes by Foscarina come from hand-delivered, undated notes, AdR Papers.

37. Sebastiano Mocenigo to Alvise, Venice, undated, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, filza B 122.

38. Lucia’s quotes relative to her first stay in Cordovado are in letters from Lucia to Alvise over the summer of 1790, AdR Papers.

39. Lucia to Alvise, Cordovado, 28 July 1790, AdR Papers.

40. Lucia to Alvise, Dolo, 27 July 1791, AdR Papers.

41. Lucia to Alvise, Dolo, 16 and 27 June 1791, AdR Papers.

42. Lucia to Alvise, Dolo, 16 June 1791, AdR Papers.

43. Lucia to Alvise, Dolo, 8 July 1791, AdR Papers.

44. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Venice, 17 January 1792, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

45. Alvise did not burn the letters. They were found in a neat bundle among Lucia’s correspondence, AdR Papers.

46. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Venice, 23 March 1792, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

47. Lucia to Alvise, Venice, undated, AdR Papers.

48. Dinda Petrocchi Orsini to Alvise, undated letters and notes, AdR Papers.

49. Lucia to Alvise, undated, AdR Papers.

50. Ibid.

CHAPTER THREE: VIENNA

1. Caspar von Riesbeck,
A General Collection of Voyages and Travels,
edited by John Pinkerton, vol. VI, London: Longman, Hurst and Rees, 1809; see his description of Frankfurt.

2. Lucia to Paolina, Frankfurt, 16 July 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

3. Lucia to Paolina, on the Rhine, 22 July 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

4. Lucia to Paolina, Munich, 11 August 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

5. Lucia to Paolina, Mainz, 28 July 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

6. Riesbeck, op. cit., p. 20.

7. Ibid. p. 35.

8. Ibid. p. 47.

9. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 29 September 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

10. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 27 October 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

11. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Venice, 29 September 1792, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

12. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 29 September 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

13. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 3 November 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

14. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 27 October 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

15. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 3 November 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

16. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 14 November 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

17. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 24 November 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

18. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 14 November 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

19. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 15 December 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

20. For a discussion on delivery “in the chair,” see Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 22 and 26 December 1792, and 5 and 16 January 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

21. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 19 January 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

22. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 26 January 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

23. Lucia to Andrea Memmo, 12 December 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

24. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 22 December 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

25. Ibid.

26. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 26 December 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

27. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 5 January 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

28. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 6 February 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

29. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 27 February 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

30. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 5 January 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

31. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 5 March 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

32. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 26 December 1792, AM, Lettere di L.M.

33. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 27 March 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

34. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 20 March 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

35. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 3 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

36. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 20 March 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

37. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 27 March and 3 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

38. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 20 March 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

39. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 3 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

40. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 10 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

41. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 20 March 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

42. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 17 and 20 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

43. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 24 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

44. Chiara Zen Mocenigo, Venice, 24 April 1793, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

45. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 24 April 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

46. Lucia to Paolina, Vienna, 29 May 1793, AM, Lettere di L.M.

47. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Padua, 9 July 1793, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

48. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Padua, 4 July 1793, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

49. AdR Papers.

50. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Venice, 20 August 1793, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

51. Alvise to Sebastiano Mocenigo, Verona, 9 March 1795, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

52. Chiara Zen Mocenigo to Lucia, Venice, 3 April 1795, ASV, Archivio Mocenigo, B 122.

CHAPTER FOUR: THE FALL OF VENICE

1. ASV, Delibere del Senato (Secreta), Ca. Mil., T.F., filza 23.

2. Alvise to the Senate, 29 May 1796, ASV, Delibere del Senato, Ca. Mil., T.F., filza 23.

3. Ibid.

4. From a letter by General Berthier, received by Alvise on 30 May 1796, ASV, Delibere del Senato, Ca. Mil., T.F., filza 23.

5. Alvise to the Senate, Udine, 5 April 1797, ASV, Archivio militare, T.F., filza 45.

6. Alvise to the Senate, Udine, 11 April 1797, ASV, Archivio militare, T.F., filza 46.

7. Alvise to the Senate, Udine, 15 April 1797, ASV, Archivio militare, T.F., filza 46.

8. From the Senate to Alvise, 17 April 1797, ASV, Archivio militare, T.F., filza 46.

9. George McClellan,
Venice and Bonaparte,
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1931, p. 192, and Amable de Fournoux,
Napoléon et Venise 1797–1814,
Paris: Editions de Fallois, 2002, p. 89.

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