The Gabinetto Scientifico Letterario G.P. Vieusseux, founded in 1819 by Giovan Pietro Vieusseux, a merchant from Geneva, was a famous library and reading room in Florence. The reading room played a vital role in linking the Italian culture with Europe during the early 19th century and became one of the intellectual center of the Risorgimento movement. The library still very active today has loaded three collections online and is planning to offer online access to its database of 19th century travel literature.
These sources are presented with high resolution images of the original volumes and using the chronological order. to be viewed and browsed online. Text mining is not possible because of the digital format chosen.
- The membership list ("libro dei soci") from 1820 to 1926, which contain the names and addresses in Florence of more than 150.000 readers, most of them foreigners and visitors from outside the capital of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Many famous writers, artists, philosophers and politicians were members of the "Vieusseux."
- The journal 'Il Marzocco' (1896-1932)
- The journal 'La Voce' (1908-1916)