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Laon, Abbey of St Vincent

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 183
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Laon, Abbey of St Vincent
Date(s): 1436
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Court | Gobinet de la | fl 1436 | Tabellion Royal of Laon
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Laon is the capital city of the Aisne département in the Picardie région of France. During the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) Laon changed hands a number of times but was finally retaken by the French king.


Scope and content/abstract:

Authenticated copy by Gobinet de la Court, tabellion (scrivener) royal of Laon, France, 31 Dec 1457, of letters of King Charles VII of France under the great seal dated at Tours on 31 Jul 1436, letters of the Generaux des Finances dated at Tours on 2 Aug 1436, and letters of the Gens de la Chambre des Comptes dated at Limoges on 16 Aug 1436, by which the Abbey of St Vincent was to pay to Poton, Lord of Xaintrailles and captain of royal troops in Laon, the sum of 3,000 livres for the prosecution of the war in return for an annual pension of 300 livres assigned on royal revenues in the Vernandois until the sum was repaid. An endorsement sets forth that the Dean and Canons of the Church of Our Lady at Laon have acquitted the King and all others concerned of the rent mentioned in the copied letters, and have delivered the originals to the King's Receiver.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This manuscript was part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (1792-1872) as MS 17808.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) 2nd edition, and NCA rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names (1997).

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2000

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