|Xingli zongmu 行李總目. [Jap-Sin I-159 A]|
|Date||n.d.||Phys. Desc.||1 v. ; 24.7 x 15.3 cm.|
|Location||ARSI||Call Number||NOT HELD. DESCRIPTION ONLY|
|JapSin I, 159 A|
[Xingli zongmu 行李總目].
A list of articles that a certain missioner took with him on a trip.
Manuscript. Chinese bamboo paper in one volume. 24.7 x 15.3 cm.
The title page bears the title in ink: 行李總目 (A general list of the baggage). There is a Latin inscription by Louis Van Hée, S.J.: “Catalogus | rerum quas aliquis Pater in via | secum ferebat | cum correctionibus, LVH | Curiosum.”
This booklet lists the baggage in eleven folios. There are also seven blank folios. The items of baggage number thirty-seven. They are divided into trunks of large, medium, and small sizes and into new trunks, tall, and large Chinese trunks and small long trunk-like boxes. The small size trunks are subdivided into bamboo, leather, portable trunks, small-tall leather trunks, and small-tall wooden trunks. Then, there are wine boxes and barrels. The contents of these trunks are also given, all articles for daily use.
Among the books there are missals, astronomical books, European books, and books in the Manchu language. Among the objects of foreign origin there are boxes decorated with Japanese silk, Japanese lacquer boxes, and Japanese portable trunks. Number 27 records round barrels of Dang’elini 當額利妮. We do not know what Dang’elini is, but since this item goes before the wine boxes, our guess is that it may have been something drinkable or edible. We agree with Van Hée that the booklet is interesting (curiosum).
Cf. Jap-Sin II, 85, 3 (Yixiang zongmu).
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 210.