Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Grant, 1182, of Lands to the Abbey of Messines, verso

Identifier: 
exwsms120_1v
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 120
Title: 
Grant, 1182, of Lands to the Abbey of Messines, verso
Alternative Title: 
MS 120, verso
Incipit: 
Willelmus dei gratia Remorum Archipepiscopus sancte Romane ecclesiae tantum
Origin Date: 
1182
Origin Location: 
Flanders
Description: 
Twelfth-century, Flemish document sealed by William, Archbishop of Reims, issued by his Chancellor Lambinus and dated 1182, concerning the donation of lands--Hulsendam, Nova Ecclesia and Balliol--by Philip of Flanders to the Abbey of Messines (Cottineau 2: 1832). See acquisition file, dealer's prospectus, for detailed description of William of Reims and Philip of Flanders.
Provenance: 
Produced probably in Flanders, and dated 1182 within the document. The identifying inscriptions on the dorse of the document: along the top, possibly a thirteenth-century hand, "confirmatio Willelmi archiepiscopi remorum supra terra de hulsendam et de nova ecclesia et balliola."; below fold line, an early-modern script: "Confirmation de la donation de hulsendam de L'archevesque de Reims faict par Philippe Comte de Flandre aux Dames de Messines. Carte B 1 l'an 1180 [sic]"; inscription in pencil of "1182" immediately below; along the bottom, possibly the same hand as the inscription along the top: "Per Willelmi archiepiscopi Remorum supra terra de hulsendam." Abbey of Messines was destroyed in WWI and restored in 1931 as the crypt of a new church. The Abbey held the document in 1876. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn Ohio in May of 2004.
Explicit: 
Lambini Cancellarii
Extent: 
1 sheet with seal attached
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin
Subject: 
Flanders (Belgium)--Charters, grants, privileges
Subject: 
Cistercians--Belgium
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
240 x 238 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Stored in a modern, archival diploma holder. Archiepiscopal seal still attached to plica: made of green wax (80 x 55 mm), pendant on green silk threads, bearing the standing portrait of William Archbishop of Reims and partly-legible legend around; counterseal on reverse, badly damaged and barely legible. Seal much repaired with neutral colored wax in the 19th century.
Decoration Description: 
2-line initial "W" with slight flourishes opens the text.
Description of Hands: 
protogothic documentary script
Additions and Marginalia: 
Early-modern and modern inscriptions identifying the document.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 120, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
150,415,417 bytes
Is Referenced By: 
Isidore Lucien Antion Diegerick. Inventaire analytique & chronologique de chartes et documents appurtenant aux archives de l'ancienne abbaye de Messines. Bruges: A. de Zutteres, 1876. No. 32, p. 22.
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