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Feudal document

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055697]
Identifier: MS-0341
This collection consists of a vellum manuscript written in German and signed in 1369. A second item in the collection is a wax seal most likely used to officially close the document.

Dates

  • 1369

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (2 items)

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available at this time.

Scope and Contents

The collection is formed by a vellum manuscript written in German and signed in 1369. A second item in the collection is a wax seal most likely used to officially close the document. The manuscript is a legal document in which a German landowner, Ott Dypersdorfer, and his wife, Madame Agnes, signed over their house and property to Heinrich vom Stein, with the understanding that the house would be returned as a fief to the Dypersodorfers and their heirs. Dypersdorferr described his house as a situated in Oekersm_uhl, and the Stein city seal was used to fasten the document. Stein, a city present in modern Germany, was located in Massau which until 1866 was an independant soverign duchy of Germany. Most likely, Heinrich vom Stein was an ancester of the the Prussian statesman, Baron Heinrich Friedrich Karl Vom and zum Stein (1757-1831), who was born in Nassau.

A translation is available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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