Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Grant, 1241 March 1, of Land to the Abbey of La Garde-Dieu

Identifier: 
exwsms110_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 110
Title: 
Grant, 1241 March 1, of Land to the Abbey of La Garde-Dieu
Alternative Title: 
MS 110, recto
Incipit: 
Daimeries de gordo filhs que fo
Origin Date: 
1241
Origin Location: 
France
Description: 
Thirteenth-century, French grant to the Abbey of La Garde-Dieu by Haimeric de Gordo [Gourdon], son of Ratier de Castelnau, of "la terra de Castelnau, 1 March 1241, in the reign of Louis IX, and Raymond VII Count of Toulouse, Gérard de Baras, Bishop of Cahors, with the names of seven witnesses including the scribe, in the Quercy dialect of the Provençal language.
Provenance: 
Produced in France at the Cistercian Abbey of La Garde-Dieu (Cottineau 1: 1253) and dated 1 March 1241. La Garde-Dieu in the diocese of Cahors, was founded in 1150 as a daughter-house of Aubazine. The Abbey is a few miles south of Catelnau-Montratier, the new fortified town built by Ratier, the father of the grantor, on the site of a town destroyed by Simon de Montfort. On the reverse side of the document are several different inscriptions in various hands including: a summary of the charter and the date "1241" in an early hand; the number "144" in an early hand; the number "9352" in pencil in a modern hand; two inscriptions in fourteenth- or fifteenth-century scripts; "chapitre chronologique" in a seventeenth- through nineteenth-century script. Purchased by Alan G Thomas in 1970 from the Phillips Collection and acquired by the Mackus Company shortly thereafter; purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn, Ohio on May 8, 1999.
Explicit: 
(et) G(erard) ep(iscop)o caturce(n)si
Extent: 
single leaf with plica
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Cistercians--Manuscripts
Subject: 
Charters
Subject: 
Provençal manuscripts
Language: 
pro
Dimensions: 
167 x 287 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
The seal, now missing, was appended to a cloth strop – a portion of which is still present.
Description of Hands: 
clear documentary script
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 110, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
656,341,241 bytes
Rights: 
Copyright 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu