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Spanish language paleography collection

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134518]
Identifier: MS-0713
Copied from dealer description: Confirmations of privileges, wills, powers of attorney, payment agreements, contracts, arrangements for official events, an account of a riot, an order for excommunication, letters, matters of inheritance, royal decrees, a royal appointment, imposition of a mo1tgage, and a variety of other types of documents compose this small collection; 13 are from the 16th century, 11 from the 17th, 14 from the 18th, and 4 from the 19th, with one from 1477. The documents were written in Spain, Mexico, and Guatemala, with two also from or relating to San Salvador and one from Chuquisaca, Bolivia. The temporal span gives the the students a wide variety of writing styles (royal notarial, public notarial, personal, ecclesiastical), abbreviations, and formulaic phrasings to study and learn from. The documents are on vellum or paper, paper dominating as the bulk of the documents are after paper comes to be the standard substrate for writing.

Dates

  • 1477 - 1826

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

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

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (17 x 12.75 x 4 inches))

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.

Scope and Contents

Copied from dealer description: Confirmations of privileges, wills, powers of attorney, payment agreements, contracts, arrangements for official events, an account of a riot, an order for excommunication, letters, matters of inheritance, royal decrees, a royal appointment, imposition of a mo1tgage, and a variety of other types of documents compose this small collection; 13 are from the 16th century, 11 from the 17th, 14 from the 18th, and 4 from the 19th, with one from 1477. The documents were written in Spain, Mexico, and Guatemala, with two also from or relating to San Salvador and one from Chuquisaca, Bolivia. The temporal span gives the the students a wide variety of writing styles (royal notarial, public notarial, personal, ecclesiastical), abbreviations, and formulaic phrasings to study and learn from. The documents are on vellum or paper, paper dominating as the bulk of the documents are after paper comes to be the standard substrate for writing.

Other Finding Aids

An item-level inventory is available offline. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts, July 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, August 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA