Script: Many Gothic hands ranging from the early 16th to the 19th centuries, but mostly from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Day Letters are in red ("A") or stroked with red ("B-G"). Names of months and feasts in red. Binding: Original brown blind-tooled leather over oak boards, decorated with double fillets and small lozenge tools ("Ihesus" and "Maria" monograms) and rosettes; bound on five white leather thongs. Spine with five raised bands, rebacked. Remnants of one brass clasp attached to the rear cover. The front pastedown is detached.
Manuscript on parchment. The Obituary was organized in the early 16th century, obits being transcribed from a 15th-century manuscript recording the deaths of members and benefactors; the majority of the obits were entered subsequently, at the time of the decease of the persons involved. Includes a sealed transcription of a charter, granted by Joseph Bergaigne, Provincial of the Franciscan Order, dealing with the lightening of the obligations incurred towards the benefactors and drawn up in the Convent of Poor Clares at Trier, Jan. 1618, and confirmation of that charter drawn up at Trier, 16 May 1725. Its patronym "Sta. Maria Magdalena" is mentioned in one of the printed documents kept together with the manuscript.
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Obituary of the Convent of Poor Clares in Trier. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 86
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