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French Legal Document

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 27 Apr 2011

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the author or subject of this document other than what appears in it.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This French legal document, written in ink on vellum, appears to describe provisions for burial and other church-related matters upon to the death of a man possibly named Jean le Penat or Jean le Prouat. An ink stamp at the top with the words "G. de Bordeaux" suggests it is from the Généralite de Bordeaux. The stamp also includes the words "13 sols 24 den" at the top, possibly the standard fee or tax for filing the document.

The ink is still clear but the handwriting is small and difficult. The document begins, "Au nom de dieu fuit aujourd'hui huitiéme du mois d'aout mil sept cent quarante neuf..." A very partial transcription, but no translation, is included in the folder.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Bordeaux (France : Généralité) -- History -- 18th century.


Funeral rites and ceremonies -- France.


Bordeaux (France) -- History -- 18th century.

Genres and Forms

Legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

French Legal Document,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Professor S. Alexander Stern in memory of his late wife, Renée Oziel Stern, 2011.

Table of Contents

Legal documents