An illuminated and engraved marriage charter on parchment, created in Lyon, France in June 1623. Marriage charters contained a briefly worded declaration of marriage and were blessed by a priest and given by a groom to the bride as a part of their wedding ceremony.
Marriage application of a man named Johns Hopkins (not the University's founder), dated 1797. The identity of this Johns Hopkins has not been verified. It is not the founder of Johns Hopkins University. Please see acquisitions correspondence for more information.