Manuscripts, French -- 17th century. Manuscripts, French -- 18th century. Manuscripts, European. Codices. Contracts. Legal documents. Marriage records.
37 private legal documents mostly relating to sales of land and other property, assignments of income, and issues of guardianship. Categories of documents include papers of the Basire family (1657-1720); legal papers on subjects such a case against Charles Verrier, biens des religionnaires fugitifs, wills, rents, guardianships, and trial records (1685-1776); commercial papers concerning sales of property, including a printer's shop (1694-1789); marriage contracts (1695-1726); and a contract "relatif à la guérison d'un cancer" (1694). Many of the documents are written on parchment. A 19th-century cover page is bound in before each document or group of documents.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Foliation: Paper 211; [1-211]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Script: Written in various cursive scripts by many different hands. Binding: 19th-century vellum (Zacour-Hirsch). Origin: Written in Alençon, 1657-1789 (Zacour-Hirsch). Details and contents of the other volumes are described in individual analytical records, all of which may be found by searching the title UPenn Ms. Codex 1000.
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), pp. 73-74 (Ms. French 93).