Charter / Saint-Lucien and Grandvilliers.

Abbaye Saint-Lucien (Beauvais, France) [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
[Beauvais, France] : [producer not identified], [1486]
1 leaf : parchment ; 28 x 29 cm


  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Charter of compromise, 30 September 1278, between the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Lucien, near Beauvais, France, and their hospites, the villagers of Grandvilliers, Département de Oise, delineating the extent of services owed to the monastery.
  • Script: Written in 13th-century chancery script.
  • Decoration: with calligraphic treatment of ascenders and descenders throughout.
“Universis presentes litteras inspecturis, Ricardus de britolio, Radulphus de gaoudeschart, Droco de sauquezes et Petrus de iuuegnies armigeri, homines feodati abbatis sancti Luciani Beluacensis, iudicantes in curia eiusdem abbatis de antiqua et approbata et hactenus pacifice obseruata consuetudine, salutem in domino. Noueritis quod cum inter predictum abbatem et conuentum eiusdem loci ex vna parte et homines suos hospites in villa de grandiuillari ex altera parte contentio verteretur ... Actum anno domini mcclxxmo octavo. Die veneris post festum beati michaelis.”
Garrett MS. 163 has a late medieval endorsement (“littera homines de grandiuill[a]”) and an inscription (“Baillia anib'(?)/G. f.”). Also on the dorse are an early modern summary, the name “Granduillers l.w(?)” and “N.17,” and along the top margin of the document are the initials “B.G.F.J.” Intermediate provenance is unknown. The document was acquired by Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897. His gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, page 380.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 163, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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