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Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania


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F101-7, F101-15, F101-19, F101-20, F101-21 F101-22, F101-23, F101-24, F101-25, F101-26 F101-27, F101-28, F101-29, F101-30, F101-31 F101-32, F101-33, F101-35, F101-36, F101-37 F101-38, F101-39, F101-41, F101-43, F101-44 F101-48, F101-49, F101-50, F101-52, F101-53 F101-55, F101-56, F101-57, F101-58, F101-59 F101-61, F101-62, F101-66, F101-67, F101-68 F101-69, F101-70, F101-71, F101-72, F101-74 F101-75, F101-76, F101-77, F101-78, F101-80 F101-81, F101-82, F101-84, F101-85, F101-86 F101-87, F101-89, F101-93, F101-101, F101-106 F101-110, F101-124, F101-126, F101-127, F101-149

[F101-7] [F101-15] [F101-19] [F101-20] [F101-21] 

 


Text and Graphic Image
LNMMB F101-7

In nomine Domi(ni) amen. Nos, Kazimirus, Dei gra(tia) rex Polonie, magnuſ dux Lithwanie...
Casimir Jogailaitis (Kazimirus), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, donates three estates in Žemaitija to Jonas Kęsgaila (Johannes Kyenſgalowicz),  Žemaitian elder.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Grodno (Grodno), [April 16], 1465.
Seal
The lesser red wax attached seal of GDL (Ø 3.5 cm) in a fragment of a wax bowl (Ø 7cm) is affixed to the document with a string of red, white and green thread (parchment fold-up is 7 cm, two slits for the string are spaced 6.5 cm apart).
Signed by
A(l)b(er)tus de  Zichlin regni Polo(niae) vice can(cella)rius – Albertus from Zichlin, Vice Chancellor of the Kingdom of Poland.
Language
Latin. A postscript on the reverse is in Office Slavic.
Illumination
The initial "I" (15 lines, 14 cm) and the letters of the incipit are ornated with stylized Gothic floral ornamentation.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 48.5 x 23 + 7.3 cm.
Text: 33 x 10.5 cm.

 

 



LNMMB F101-15

Alexander, Dei gra(tia) magnuſ dux Lithuanie, Ruſſie Semothieq(ue) ...
Alexander (Alexander), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, exempts the townspeople of Vilnius from customs duties in Lithuania, Russia and Žemaitija and from fees travelling on the Neris River (Velia) from Vilnius (Vilna) to Kaunas (Cawno) and back.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Trakai (Trokij), [November 26], 1492.
Seal
The lesser red wax attached seal of GDL (Ø 3.5 cm) in a wax bowl (Ø 6 cm) is affixed to the document with a string of red thread (parchment fold-up is 10.5 cm, two slits for the string are spaced 7 cm apart).
Signed by
Nicolaus, palatinus Vylnen(sis) necno(n) Magni Ducat(us) Lithuanie cancellarius 
– Michael Radvila, Vilnius palatine and GDL Chancellor.
Language
Latin. There are postscripts in Polish.
Illumination
The initial "A" (4.5 cm) is decorated.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 40.5 x 28 + 10.5 cm.
Text: 32.5 x 15 cm.

 

 



LNMMB F101-19

In nomine Domini amen. Ne orror obliuionis…
Alexander (Alexander), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, transumes and confirms the privilege of January 26, 1380, by which Vytautas (Vitholdus), Grand Duke of Lithuania, gives permission to establish a monastery of the Augustinian Order in Brest (Bresth) and founds plots of land and Kostomoloty (Koſzthomlothy) village near the Bug (Bugk) river.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Kamenec (Kamieniecz), [June 24], 1502.
Seal
The lesser red wax attached seal of GDL (Ø 4 cm) in a black wax bowl (Ø 8.5 cm) is affixed to the document with a string of rosy thread (parchment fold-up is 11.5 cm, two slits for the string are spaced 8 cm apart).
Signed by
None.
Language
Latin. There are postscripts in Polish.
Illumination
The ornamented initial "I" takes up 30 lines, 15 cm.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 48.5 x 38.5 + 11.5 cm.
Text: 37.5 x 22.5 cm.

 

 



LNMMB F101-20 

æèêãèìîíF áXw7þ ìCë Fü6þ êîðLî...
Sigismund the Old, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, guarantees a courtier Jurij Fiodorovich Chrebtovicha (7þðü7è Ô7ååäîðîâè÷ü õðBåÙîâè÷à) the right of ownership of Kareiviškės (êîðå7èâèøêè) estate in Trakai district.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date issue
Brest (â áåðåñÙü6è), January 2, 1519.
Seal

A lesser red wax seal of GDL (Ø 3.5 cm) in a wax shell (Ø 8.3 cm) is affixed to the document by a string of dark red thread (parchment fold-up is 12 cm, two slits for the string are spaced 7 cm apart).

Signed by
Nikola can
– Michael Radvila, Chancellor of GDL;
the scribe of GDL (indecipherable).
Language
Office Slavic. Semiuncial changes to cursive writing.
The signature of GDL Chancellor is in Latin. An archival note and a signature on the reverse are in Polish.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 48.5 x 28 + 12 cm.
Text: 13 x 33 cm.

 



LNMMB F101-21

In nomine Domini amen. Ad perpetuam rei memoriam…
Sigismund the Old (Sigiſmundus),  King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, transumes and confirms two deeds of purchase of the Raščiai (Roſſcze) domain in Veliuona (Vyelona) district by the Kėdainiai prefect Georgij Andrichovich (Georgius Andrichowicz): the deed of purchase of December 13, 1518 from Kachna (Kachna) etc. in Kėdainiai (Kyeydanij) and the deed of purchase of April, 1518 from the Praczewicz (Praczewicz) family.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Grodno (ciuitatus Grodnenſis), [August 24], 1522.
Seal
The seal has not remained (parchment fold-up is 11.5 cm, two slits for the string are spaced 12 cm apart).
Signed by
Sigiſmundus rex
– Sigismund the Old, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
Language
Latin. Postscripts on the reverse are in Polish.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 51.5 x 35.4 + 11.5 cm.
Text: 41.5 x 22.1 cm.

I F101-22, F101-23, F101-24, F101-25, F101-26 F101-27, F101-28, F101-29, F101-30, F101-31 F101-32, F101-33, F101-35, F101-36, F101-37 F101-38, F101-39, F101-41, F101-43, F101-44 F101-48, F101-49, F101-50, F101-52, F101-53 F101-55, F101-56, F101-57, F101-58, F101-59 F101-61, F101-62, F101-66, F101-67, F101-68 F101-69, F101-70, F101-71, F101-72, F101-74 F101-75, F101-76, F101-77, F101-78, F101-80 F101-81, F101-82, F101-84, F101-85, F101-86 F101-87, F101-89, F101-93, F101-101, F101-106 F101-110, F101-124, F101-126, F101-127, F101-149


Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania