Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Receipt, 1462 July 14, by Charles, Duke of Orleans' Valet

Identifier: 
exwsms126_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 126
Title: 
Receipt, 1462 July 14, by Charles, Duke of Orleans' Valet
Alternative Title: 
MS 126, recto
Incipit: 
Je bertram richart varlet de chamber et serviteur de monsieur le duc d'orleans et de Milan confesse avoir eu et recue de jehan vigneron
Origin Date: 
1462
Origin Location: 
Blois, France
Description: 
Fifteenth-century, French receipt by Charles, Duke of Orleans' valet for money received from the Duke's treasury. The Duke, who had run into financial difficulties several years earlier during his 25-year captivity in England, took a book of ballads from the valet and gave it to a money lender, presumably as collateral security. The money lender appears to have absconded with the book. See bibliographic file for complete transaction and translation.
Provenance: 
Written in Blois, France and dated 14 July 1462 in the document. Signed by Bertrand in lower right corner. Several marks: a number in the left margin including, "339990" in ink of a later hand, "14 Juillet 1462" in pencil just below main text, "2913" in red colored pencil, "T474" in red ink, a "+" symbol in orange colored pencil, and a blue 5-pointed star stamp all towards the center below the main text. Owned by Sir Thomas Philipps (d. 1792-1872). Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn Ohio, in July of 2005.
Extent: 
single leaf
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Legal documents--France--History
Subject: 
Blois (France)--History--Sources
Subject: 
Receipts
Language: 
fre
Dimensions: 
69 x 230 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed behind glass in a modern, wooden frame (125 x 280 mm) visible on one side only; dealer's prospectus on back.
Description of Hands: 
French secretary script (cursiva libraria)
Additions and Marginalia: 
Later marks in colored pencil and a blue 5-pointed star stamp.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 126, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
237,454,962 bytes
Is Referenced By: 
Jacques Silvain Soye, Guy Jules Marie Louis Trouillard, and Joseph Croy. Cartulaire de la ville de Blois (1196-1492); recueil manuscrit du Xve siècle conservé à la Bibliothèque nationale. Société dés sciences et lettres de Loire-et-Cher, Blois (France), 1903
Is Referenced By: 
Philipps, Thomas. The Philipps Manuscripts: Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Philipps, Bt., Impressum Typis Medio-Montanis, 1837-1871. London: Holland Press, 1968.
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