Collection of Parchments



English French


Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Popes Letters
Historical Documents of France
Historical Documents of Italy
Other Manuscripts

Catalogue

 


Brief Description
 

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS OF FRANCE

F101-64, F101-102, F101-103, F101-104 F101-107, F101-108, F101-112, F101-116, F101-119 F101-120, F101-121, F101-122, F101-125 

Documents pertaining to the history of France compose only a small part of the Collection of Parchments. The documents fall into two groups. The first group consists of 11 documents written in French and the second group – of 2 documents written in Latin. The latter two are coded as F101-103, 104. Documents in French take these codes: F101-64, 102, 107, 112, 108, 116, 119, 120, 121, 122, 125. 

A certificate issued by the 
University of Paris,
1739. 
F101-104

An extract from a marriage 
contract,
1811. 
F101-125

The oldest document dates from 1640, the most recent from 1811. As regards the content, the French manuscripts are homogeneous: there are 10 juridical documents and 1 letter of appointment. The majority of the juridical documents are resolutions issued by Maubourguet and Toulouse courts concerning inheritance rights, repayment of debts and land lease.

The content of the manuscript F101-125 is different from the other documents within this group. It is an extract from a marriage contract, certified by a seal of Symon, notary of the Ruen Court of Appeal .

The manuscript F101-112 is also worth mentioning. It is the ordinance of Emperor François I de Habsbourg-Lorraine certified by his own signature.

Although the documents F 101-119, 121, 122 are fragmentary, it is assumed that the manuscripts F101-121 and F101-119 relate to the same law case. The documents F101-103 and F101-104 also belong to one person, Giuseppe Dumesnile, a clergyman from Toulouse.

Although there is no evidence about when the documents found their way to the Library, it could have happened in c.1945-1946. The book of received items points out 1946 as the date when the Library received the manuscript F101-125 from the library of Kaunas metropolian seminary.

 F101-64, F101-102, F101-103, F101-104 F101-107, F101-108, F101-112, F101-116, F101-119 F101-120, F101-121, F101-122, F101-125