“Receipt for Parchment”

Guillaume Duru. March 29, 1448.

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This receipt shows that the treasurer of Normandy ordered six parchment skins for writing royal decrees. Parchment, made from animal skin, was considered to be more prestigious than paper, and thus more appropriate for the king’s edicts.

Je, Guillaume Du Ru, clerc de monseigneur le tresorier de Normandie, confesse avoir reçeu de Pierre Baille Receveur general | de Normandie par les mains de Louys de Bavent, parcheminier, six peaulx de parchemin à escripre des | deux costés pour par l’ordonnance de mondit seigneur le tresorier pour faire escripre et doubler certaines ordonnances | Royaulx ja pieça baillees par le Roy nostre seigneur en son Royaume d’Angleterre à messeigneurs les commis et | nagaires ordonnez au gouvernement de France et Normandie. Tesmoing moy signe manuel |cy mis le xxix.me jour de mars apres Pasques l’an mil cccc quarante huict. || G. Du Ru.

I, Guillaume Du Ru, clerk of monseigneur the treasurer of Normandy, acknowledges having received from Pierre Baille, Receiver General of Normandy, by the hands of Louis de Bavent, parchment maker, six skins of parchment to write on both sides by the request of my lord the treasurer to write and copy some royal ordinances given by our lord the King in his Kingdom of England to his councilors and regarding the government of France and Normandy. Signed the 29th day of March after Easter the year 1448. G. Du Ru.

Metadata Details
Item Type Document
Title Receipt for Parchment
Short Title Receipt for Parchment, 1448
Creator Guillaume Duru
Publication Date March 29, 1448
Language French
Call Number VAULT Wing MS ZW 1 .448
Location Special Collections 4th floor