Guide to the Miscellaneous documents, 1326-1867

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Miscellaneous documents, 1326-1867

Collection number: M0535

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Miscellaneous documents,
Date (inclusive): 1326-1867
Collection number: Special Collections M0535
Extent: 36 items (1 linear ft.)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions


Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


Purchased, 1989.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Miscellaneous documents, M0535, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

Apparently unrelated documents, primarily 17th & 18th century, in French and German, but also a few in Old French, English, Italian, Latin, and Arabic. Many from Bern (some of these are related) and one each from Geneva, Paris, Kensington, & London. Includes apprenticeship papers, monetary accounts, contracts, a marriage announcement, a medical or coroner's report, and a life annuity contract.

Access Terms

Social history--17th century.
Social history--18th century.
Bern (Switzerland)--Social conditions.
Medieval and Renaissance studies--France--14th century.
14th century--France.
17th century--France.
18th century--France.
17th century--Germany.
18th century--Germany.
18th century--Italy.
17th century--Switzerland.
18th century--Switzerland.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Arabic, n.d.Three documents. Seems to be a line of Hebrew at end of first document.

Box OS Box

English, 1748/1776.London. Receipt for order of teas from Frederick Bull. Signed by Bull and J. Wilson March 15, 1748.Taped to receipt: affidavit of prior work as servant by Mary Edwards. Signed by Frederick Bull, M. Plomer and Mary Edwards. Sept. 6, 1776.

Box 1, Folder 2

English, March 9, Land given to Kensington Canal Company, Parish of Kensington, Parish of Fulham. George Whitehead named.

Box OS Box

Old French, [1326 and 1387?,on last page]. Signature reads Lomront.

Box 1, Folder 3

French, Aug. [1600?]. Du nom de Dieu amen...

Box 1, Folder 4

French, Sept. 25, 1638.France. Document re: Hon. Jacques Pihoes et Sarra.

Box 1, Folder 5

French, 1657.Contract.

Box 1, Folder 6

French, Aug, 25, 1666.Twelve documents re: Lanaz de Shilibert, Recognoissance...

Box 1, Folder 7

French, April 1, 1681.Geneva, Switzerland. Contract d'acquis pour le Ss. Jacques Mallet Genou Marchand.

Box 1, Folder 8

French, April 9, 1696.France. Some sort of contract re: Parrish of Chastillion, Parrish of St. Sigismond, Claude Brubet and Henry Borbut.

Box 1, Folder 9

French, 1700.Account book.

Box 1, Folder 10

French, after 1765.Réponse...

Box OS Box

French, Nov. 1779(copy dated Aug, 8, 1794).Bern, Switzerland. Rentes Viageres a Dix pourcent... Edict re: Life-annuity contracts. Various beneficiaries are listed. 4 documents in 4 separate folders in oversize.

Box 1, Folder 11

French, Apr. 7, 1815.Paris, France. Bill of Sale from Duban, merchantin porcelain, crystal, etc. Sales to M. Derougemou.

Box 1, Folder 12

French, 1845.Notissen...Villars. List of accounts.

Box 1, Folder 13

French, Jan. 7, 1867.Marriage announcement of Justin Richard et Brisset and Virginie Flugenin on Jan. 25, 1867.

Box OS Box

Old French, n.d.Document in vellum inidentified.

Box 1, Folder 14

French, n.d.[Berne?] Lettre d'Acquis pour trois pieces de Vignes...Pierre Sonnier de Vuillars.

Box 1, Folder 15

French, n.d.Notes on the Riviere Arve from Cluse to Bonneville. Re: canal reconstruction.

Box 1, Folder 16

German, Mar. 12, 1681.Notary signature J.A. Tribollet.

Box 1, Folder 17

German, 1715.Germany. Lahen...Brieff. [Apprenticeship papers?]

Box 1, Folder 18

German, May 30, 1729.Bern. Lahen...Brieff.

Box 1, Folder 19

German, 1747.Lültbrieff, no. 19. [Contract?]

Box 1, Folder 20

German/Latin, May 6, 1764.Medical report or Coroner's report for Peter Midey[?]

Box 1, Folder 21

German, 1788.Copia...Zundmorfung.

Box 1, Folder 22

German, 1792.Document re: Daniel Aubord.

Box 1, Folder 23

German, [1823, 1825?].Bern. Brief re David Glohuer.

Box 1, Folder 24

German, Oct. 1832.Unidentified.

Box 1, Folder 25

German, [1831, 1835?].Bern. Sartner attord mit Courincour.

Box 1, Folder 26

German, n.d.[Bill of sale or contract?]

Box 1, Folder 27

German/Latin, n.d.[Prayer, page from diary or journal?] Name mentioned is M. Rüfett.

Box 1, Folder 28

Italian, Nov. 1, 1799.Household accounts and materials required for baking. German word list translated for Italian.

Box OS Box

Latin (French Romance), Aug. 22, 1418.France. Extrait de convention au regard de la riviere de Bonnet (copied, n.d.).Town of Bonavilla mentioned.