Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Receipt, 1440 March 5, of Marie of Cleves for Pierre Sauvage

Identifier: 
exwsms125_1v
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 125
Title: 
Receipt, 1440 March 5, of Marie of Cleves for Pierre Sauvage
Alternative Title: 
MS 125, verso
Incipit: 
Nous Marie duchesse d'orleans et de valois contesse de blois et de beaumont dame du coucy
Origin Date: 
1441
Origin Location: 
Blois, France
Description: 
Fifteenth-century, French charter of Marie of Cleaves (1426-1487), Duchess of Orleans and wife of Charles d'Orleans, confirming that her furrier, Jean Adam, has sent various cloaks and other garments through her good friend Master Pierre Sauvage, the Duke's counselor and keeper of the seals. See bibliographic file for complete transcription and translation.
Provenance: 
Written in Blois, France and dated 5 March 1440. Marie became Duchess in late 1440 so dating is from old calendar which ran from the end of March, making this 5 March 1441 according to modern calendar. Document signed by Marie at the end of the text: "Marie par le commandement de madame la duchesse", followed by elaborate scribal signature. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library form Mackus Company in July of 2005.
Extent: 
single leaf
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Charters
Subject: 
Legal documents--France--History
Subject: 
Blois (France)--History--Sources
Language: 
fre
Dimensions: 
135 x 245 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed behind glass in a modern, wooden frame (190 x 300) visible on one side only; dealer's prospectus on back.
Description of Hands: 
French secretary script (cursive media)
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 125, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
476,349,868 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