The warehouses are the backbone of the organization “Companies” di Francesco di Marco Datini: Therefore you should know the genesis, history and major activities in which they were held.
Datini is a minority shareholder in the company “Niccolò di Bernardo e Francesco di Marco Datini” from 1363 to the 1364 (with entries up to 1370); then the minority shareholder in the company with Tucci Lambertucci from 1365 to the 1367 (with entries up to 1369); follows, from 1367 to the 1373, Company “Berto di Toro, Francesco di Marco Datini Lambertucci Tucci and art goods”…
From 1373 to the 1382 implanting an individual firm “in the trade of goods”. From 1376 to the 1379 is also operating a joint venture “Francesco di Marco Datini and Nastagio Tommaso di Ser in reason of the salt”. After his return home, in 1382, the company relies Avignon to the direction of Matteo di Buoninsegna, which holds it until his death, which took place on 27.12. 1397. In this period the Datini work in the company with the following members: Boninsegna of Matthew and Tieri of Benci (1382-1385); Boninsegna of Matthew, Tieri of Benci and Andrea Bartolomeo (1386-1392); Boninsegna of Matthew (until his death) and Tieri of Benci (1393-1401); Tieri of Benci and Tommaso di Ser Giovanni (1401-1410, with entries up to 1412). After the death of Datini the company operates under the names of Tieri and Tommaso di Ser Giovanni Benci (from 1411 to the 1416).
On the square in Avignon also operate, through its agents, the company Francesco di Marco Datini and fellow Pisa (1384-86) and the company Francesco di Marco Datini and fellow Florence (from 1388 to the 1394), as well as the joint venture “Francesco di Marco Datini and Domenico di Cambio in traffic veils” (from 1388 to the 1402), which had its headquarters in Florence.
Other companies that have relationship with the warehouse Avignon, and with whom Datini dealings that leave a paper trail are in the Archive: John Ruspi, ated di Arnaldo Ruspi (1364-1367); Bonaccorso Vanni (1376-1377, with entries up to 1382); Tedaldi Lorenzo di Buto (1382-1399); company of Francesco Matteo Benini and Niccolaio Bonaccorso (1391-1396) and the Legacy of Matteo di Buoninsegna (1382-1402).
In the warehouse of the company management Lawn domestic capital is interwoven with the financial and mercantile activities: books of this management “mixed” We find, therefore, attributed to’ “Company and domestic capital company merchant Francesco di Marco Datini” (1372-1410). A “Francesco di Marco Datini own in Pistoia” instead refer the books kept during his stay in Pistoia because of the plague (1390-1391).
In Prato, Francesco Datini also initiates an industrial, leaning on the Board of the Red guardian of Piero and his sons Agnolo and Nicholas, all lanaioli. We find, therefore, three active companies of wool whose members are: Piero di Giunta del Rosso and Francesco di Matteo Bellandi (“Piero di Giunta of the Red, Francesco di Matteo Bellandi and Francesco di Marco Datini for the supply of wool”, from 1384 to the 1387), Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red (“Company Francesco di Marco Datini and Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red” from 1391 to the 1395), and Agnolo di Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red (“Company Francesco di Marco Datini and Agnolo di Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red”, from 1396 to the 1399). These joins, from 1395, a company of art of the color in company with Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red, previously engaged in this art (CFR. “Companies industrial art tint Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red”, 1384-1400)
Some industrial operations, whose client is the company Datini of Florence, are carried out through the’ “joint venture Stoldo of Lorenzo and Nofri of Michael of Mato lanaiolo, for the company Datini of Florence” (1391-1394).
Warehouse in Prato are also found books of industrial companies prior or contemporaneous to those Datini, involving the same wool workers and dyers who enter into partnership with Datini: albeit with some difficulty, due to a seal is not always clear of the books, have identified the following companies:
Companies industrial art of wool Piero di Giunta of the Red, in company with Francesco di Matteo Bellandi (1379-1387);
Company of Purgo Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red, Francesco di Michele e Francesco di Simone (1390-1392)
Company Niccolò di Piero di Giunta of the Red and Right of Augustine of Bonfigliolo (1391-1393)
Another activity of Prato is that the contract of taxes, for which we find “Gabella the slaughterhouse Francesco di Marco Datini and Nofri d'Andrea” (1389-1399) e la “Gabella wine Francesco di Marco Datini and Domenico di Biagio said Tanfuro” (1389-90)
In the warehouse of Prato are also taking book from Piero di Giunta of the Red (for the administration of the estate of Francesco di Marco Datini) (1348-1365) and a book of the factor of Monte Andrea Angiolini (1365-1366).
How to Florence, Also in Pisa Datini work initially, starting from 1383, in the form of individual company. In 1392 it is the company “Francesco di Marco Datini and Manno of Albizo At the” whose members are: the company Datini of Florence and of Manno Albizo At the (who died of the plague in 1400), while the company continues to 1410.
In the warehouse of Pisa are also books of the ship Santa Maria della Misericordia mastered by John Carocci of Pisa (1388-1389); and a book of Nicholas of Pagnozzo and Simone Ser Pino (1390-1391).
On the square in Florence Datini operates in a first time, from 1383, come “individual company”, form which subsequently evolves in one of the company. From 1388 operate in fact the following reasons social: the company Francesco di Marco Datini, Stoldo of Lorenzo and Falduccio Lombardo (1388-1390, with entries up to 1394); and the company Francesco di Marco Datini and Stoldo Lorenzo (1390-1404, with entries up to 1409). Other companies that gravitate on the Florentine headquarters are: the’ “joint venture Francesco di Marco Datini and Domenico di Cambio in traffic veils” (1388-1410, with entries only up to 1406); the company Francesco di Marco Datini, Benozzo di Ser Francesco Pieri and Luca del Sera (1405-1410, with entries up to 1412). Also in Florence Datini implants the “Company of Tour”, in company with Bartholomew Cambioni (1398-1401, with entries up to 1408), Compagnia Mercantile ma not totally bank, that the ancient officers had wrongly attributed to the warehouse of Prato. At the warehouse in Florence are also required books home equity administration of Francesco di Marco Datini of Florence.
Always refer to the warehouse of Florence the books kept by “Francesco di Marco Datini own in Bologna” during the period of the plague (1400-1404)
The warehouse operates in Genoa, starting from 1392, a company that has as its members: the company Datini of Florence, Andrea and Luca Bonanno of the Evening. In 1393 Luke's Evening moved to Barcelona to open up a warehouse, and by 1396 leaves the company.
The Genoese company will operate until 1401, and will be closed due to the death of Andrea Bonanno, occurred in the epidemic of plague in 1400.
In the warehouse are kept the books of the previous company of Andrea Bonanno Ser Berizo and Ambrose Boni (1384-1392), detected by Datini when he decided to open an office in Genoa, and those of the Association in participation Nofri of Michael of Mato, lanaiolo, who works for the company Datini of Florence (1393-1395)
On the square in Barcelona initially intervenes, from 1393 to the 1395, the company Datini of Genoa (Francesco di Marco Datini, Andrea and Luca Bonanno of the Evening). The warehouse is in fact opened in Barcelona 1393 Luca da Sera from, who directed him to the 1396, when the direction switch to Simone Andrea Bellandi and then, from 1407, to Cristofano di Bartolo Carocci.
From 1395 There the company operates Datini of Florence (Datini and Stoldo Lorenzo), in association with Luke's Evening, which will be released by the company in 1404 (company Francesco di Marco Datini and Luke's Evening). Other members of the company will be Datini, subsequently, Simone Andrea Bellandi (until his death, in 1406) and Cristoforo di Bartolo Carocci (until 1411).
It should be noted that the nuclei corporate Catalan (Barcelona, Valencia and Mallorca) behave, as regards the management, as a stand-alone company, but at the time of determination of the profits operate as a single “company divided”, with a main office and two branches subordinate: result for the year is in fact assigned in the first stage in Valencia (until 1398), then again in Barcelona (from 1399 and poi, except for year 1401-1403, that is assigned back to Valencia).
As was the case with the one in Barcelona, also the storehouse of Valencia is opened in the 1393 Luca da Sera from, on behalf of the company in Genoa ( Francesco di Marco Datini, Andrea and Luca Bonanno of the Evening).
The warehouse will be directed by Luca del Sera from 1396 to the 1403, then by Cristofano di Bartolo Carocci (1405-1406) and Agnolo di Iacopo. From 1396 There the company operates Datini of Florence (Datini and Stoldo Lorenzo), in association with Luke's Evening, which will be released by the company in 1404 (company Francesco di Marco Datini and Luke's Evening). Other members of the company will be Datini, subsequently, Simone Andrea Bellandi (until his death, in 1406) Cristoforo di Bartolo Carocci and Niccolò di Giovanni Mazzuoli.
The company Valenza, while self-management, as regards the determination of the profits, which falls within “company divided” of Catalonia (reference should be made to Barcelona).
The warehouse is opened in Mallorca 1395 by the Genoese company Francesco di Marco Datini, Andrea and Luca Bonanno of the Evening. Is then given, from 1396, to the direction of Cristofano di Bartolo Carocci, which also operates as a partner.
The company Mallorca, autonomous with regard to the management, part in determining earnings, dell’ “company divided” of Catalonia (please read what was said about Barcelona).