|Yixiang zongmu 衣箱總目. [Jap-Sin II, 85.3]|
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|JapSin II, 85.3|
Yixiang zongmu 衣箱總目.
A general list of trunks and their contents. Bamboo paper in one sheet, divided into ten numbered sections.
A note (dated 1 October 1937) by D’Elia, left in the book, reads: “Lista di oggetti che sembrano essere stati portati della Cina (dal P. Intorcetta?). Sicome tra le altre cose si parla del Messale e della Somma di S. Tommaso, evidentemente fu fatta o durante la vita di Luigi Buglio, autore di queste opere (morto nel 1682) o dopo. Tra le altre cose avrebbe portato una pregevole geografia cinese 廣輿記 [Guangyuji] in 6 vol. che sarebbe preziosa.”The contents are personal effects. Number one lists more than a hundred ce of Chinese books on the Confucian classics and also more than a hundred ce on Chinese medicine. A small red Italian trunk, a small black trunk and a box of Japanese artificial flowers (quanhua 綣花) are listed. Number two also mentions these flowers. Number seven mentions the clothes of Laoye 老爺 (this must be one of the missioners but there is no indication of who he was). Number eight lists a small trunk that belonged to Shen (沈). Number nine lists another small trunk that belonged to Sheng (盛). Both Shen and Sheng are indicated by their surnames only. Among those missioners of the ancient mission in China the only one who had the surname Shen was a Chinese, Shen Fuzong 沈福宗, whose Christian name was Michel Alfonso. He travelled to Europe with Father Philippe Couplet. He was sent by Couplet to Lisbon for noviceship and seems to have finished his studies later in Rome. He returned to China with Kilian Stumpf in 1694 (cf. Pfister, p. 475, no. 199). The Laoye mentioned above might have been Philippe Couplet. Cf. Pfister, p. 308 and 36* (addenda et corrigenda); JWC 2:200–202; Xiangda 向達, Zhong-Xi jiaotongshi 中西交通史, chapter 8, p. 114.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 395-396.