Manuscript Monday: 630-year-old notebooks
This week’s manuscripts are the registers of Bernard de la Turade (or Iurade), a medieval notary. The two notebooks contain documentation of wills, marriage contracts, and sales in several cursive hands. The first volume has a large vellum tab that would have helped its original owner to identify it on the shelf - think of it as the ancestor to a modern-day file folder tab. There are even a few fourteenth-century doodles at the end!
More information and images at the Digital Scriptorium, or view the MERLIN catalog record.
Posted by Kelli Hansen on Scripta Manent, the blog of Special Collections and Rare Books at the University of Missouri Libraries.