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Historical Documents of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania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 FF101-32, 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 F101-61, 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

[F101-55] [F101-56] [F101-57] [F101-58] [F101-59] 

 



LNMMB F101-55
 

Sigismundus tertius, Dei gra(tia) rex Poloniæ, magnus dux Lithuaniæ...
Sigismund Vasa (Sigismundus), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, transumes and confirms the privilege of Sigismund Augustus (Sigismundus Augustus) of January 16, 1566, which confirms the Magdeburg rights granted to Vilnius city (Vilna).

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Warsaw (Varsauia), June 17, 1630.
Seal
The greater red wax attached seal of the GDL (Ø 8.5 cm) in a metal box (Ø 10 cm) is affixed to the document with a string of rosy and yellowish thread (parchment fold-up is 7.5 cm, three slits for the string are spaced 9 cm apart horizontally, 7 and 6.5 cm diagonally).
Signed by
Sigismundus rex – Sigismund Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania;
Marcianus Tryzna, Geran(onensis), Trocen(sis) pręp(ositus), notarius Mag(ni) Ducat(u)s Litt(uani)æ Marcianus Tryzna, dean of Gėranainiai and Trakai,  the GDL notary.
Language
Latin. Records on the back of the document are in Polish.
Illumination
None.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 61.7 x 34 + 7.5 cm
Text: 48.5 x 22 cm.

 

 



LNMMB F101-
56

ZYGMVNT. TRZECI Z BOZEY LASKI KROL…
Sigismund Vasa (Zygmvnt. trzeci, Sigismundus Rex),  King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, gives permission to the magistrate of Vilnius for the increase of its incomes by entitling it to impose extra fees on merchants and other persons (a gateway fee, fees for the use of the pavement, bridges and the Vilija River).

Authenticity
Original
Place and date of issue
Warsaw (Warszawa), June 18, 1630.
Seal

The greater red wax seal of GDL (Ø 8.3 cm) in a metal box (Ø 10 cm) with an ornamented cover, affixed to the document with a twist of red and yellow thread (3 slits for the twist are spaced out by 7.2 cm horizontally, 5.8 and 5.5 cm diagonally; parchment fold-up is 10.1 cm).
Signed by
Sigismundus Rex – Sigismund Vasa, King [of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania];
Marcian Tryzna Geran˜:. Trocki Proboszcz. Pisarz. W.oX.aLitto mp – Marcjan Tryzna, dean of Trakai and the GDL scribe.
Language
Polish.
Illumination
Gilt lettering of the word "ZYGMVNT" (letter size – 0.6 cm). The initial "Z" (13 lines, 12.3 cm) is decorated with a gilt floral ornament including elements of the coats-of-arms of the Polish Kingdom and GDL.
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 61 x 36.2 + 10.1 cm.
Text: 46 x 20.5 cm

 



LNMMB F101-
57

IA CHRZYSZTOPH RADZIWIL Xiązę…
Krzysztof Radziwiłł (Chrzysztoph Radziwił, Krzÿsztoff Radziwił), field hetman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and his wife Anna Kiszczanka Krzysztofowa Radziwiłłowa (Anna Kiszczanka Chrzysztophowa Radziwiłowa) found the following items for the Evangelical Reformist community: a stone church, a brick house and some plots of land in Kėdainiai (Kiejdany), a stone church, a hospital and an orphanage in Jonušava (Januszowo), a wooden church in Beržai (Berze) and another one in Beinoravas (Bojnarowo). The document also certifies the donation of 25,000 Polish zlots and specifies regulations for the management of the foundation.

Authenticity
Original
Place and date of issue
Vilnius (Wilno), June 29,1631.
Seals
2 red wax seals and 3 red wax casts for seals to be attached to with twists of azure and dark red thread (10 slits for twists are spaced out by 3.1–4.3–2.3–5.7–2.9–5.5–3.3–5.1–3.3 cm; parchment fold-up is 5.3 cm):
· the GDL field hetman Krzysztof Radziwiłł's seal (oval, 3.9 x 4.4 cm) in a box of turned wood (Ø 7.3 cm) without a cover;
· Anna Kiszczanka Krzysztofowa Radziwiłłowa's seal (oval, 2.4 x 2.9 cm) in a box of turned wood (Ø 6.8 cm) with a cover;
3 red wax casts for seals (Ø 3.0 cm) in boxes of turned wood (Ø 5.0–5.0–5.4 cm) with covers.
Signed by

Krzÿsztoff Radziwił  Hetman Polny WXL – Krzysztof Radziwiłł, the GDL field hetman;
Anna Kiszczanka Radziwiłowa – Anna Kiszczanka Krzysztofowa Radziwiłłowa, wife to the field hetman of GDL;
Mikołaj z Ciechanowca kisska Woiewoda Mscisławski Starosta wilkomirski MR. – Mikołaj Kiszka from Ciehanowezc, palatine of Mstislavl;
Aleksander Oginsky Chorązy Trocky ręką swą  – Aleksander Ogiński, banner-bearer of Trakai;
Mikołaÿ Abramowicz ręką swą – Mikołaj Abramowicz[, son of the palatine of Smolensk].
Language
Polish. A record on the back of the document is in office Slavic.
Illumination
The initial "I" (7 lines, 7.4 cm) is adorned with floral ornamentation.
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 70 x 45.6 + 5.3 cm.
Text: 59 x 35.5 cm.

 



LNMMB F101-58 

In nomine Domini amen. Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Vladislaus quartus...
The King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania Wladislaw Vasa (Vladislaus) establishes the moulders' guild of the Vilnius City (Vilna) and confirms its statute.

Authenticity
Original.
Place and date of issue
Vilnius (Vilna), July 23, 1633.
Seal
The greater red wax attached seal of the GDL (Ø 7.5 cm) in a metal box (Ø 9.5 cm) is affixed to the document with a string of blueish thread (parchment fold-up is 13.5 cm, three slits for the string are spaced 9 cm apart horizontally and 5.5 cm diagonally).
Signed by
Vladislaus Rex – Wladislaw Vasa, King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania;
Marcianus Tryzna, referend(arius) et not(arius) Mag(ni) Duc(atus) Lit(huaniae) p(u)b(licus) – Marcianus Tryzna, referendary and the GDL scribe.
Language
Latin. Records on the back of the document are in Office Slavic and Polish.
Illumination
None.
Material
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 72 x 38 + 13.5 cm.
Text: 58 x 16.5 cm.

 



LNMMB F101-59

WŁADISŁAW CZWARTY Z BOZEY ŁASKI…
Wladislaw Vasa (Vladislaus), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, transumes, confirms and supplements the privilege of Sigismund Vasa (Zÿgmunt III, Zygmunt III, Sigismvndvs Rex), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, of April 15, 1596, in which the statute of Vilnius butchers' guild is certified.

Authenticity
Original
Place and date of issue
Warsaw (Warszawa), March 30, 1635
Seal

A fragment of the greater red wax seal of GDL (7.3 x 5.8 cm) in a box of turned wood (Ø 10 cm), attached to the document with a twist of green and red thread (3 slits for the twist are spaced out by 6.7 cm horizontally, 5 and 4.6 cm diagonally; parchment fold-up is 10.6 cm).
Signed by
Vladislaus Rex Wladislaw Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania;
Chrisztoph Corwin Gosiewski Pisarz Wo.Xa.Litto – Krzysztof Korwin Gosiewski,  the GDL scribe.
Language
Polish.
Illumination
The initial "W" (3.3 cm) in red is decorated with green floral ornamentation.
Materials
Parchment and ink.
Dimensions
Single sheet format: 70 x 37 + 10.6 cm.
Text: 59 x 21.3 cm.

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 FF101-32, 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 F101-61, 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