These comprised of copies of original documents, and were organised by geographical area, or pagus; the individual collections concerning the pagi of the middle Rhine valley survive in the original, and we possess an early modern transcript covering the region further east along the rivers Fulda, Werra and Saale; both can be checked against a heavily abridged twelfth century register of the Fulda cartulary
series as a whole (13).
54) The Cartulary
of the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom of Nicosia, eds.
, which dates from the 15th century, was last heard of in 1735, two hundred years after the dissolution of the monastery, and had missed being catalogued by the Historical Manuscripts Commission in the 19th century.
Hassall, "Plays at Clerkenwell," Modern La nguage Review 33 (1938): 564-67, prints the documents; the king's writ is also in The Cartulary
2 Michael Hicks, 'The Cartulary
of Richard III as Duke of Gloucester in British Library Manuscript Cotton Julius B XII', ch.
The case for assigning the remaining annals to Abingdon is more straightforward: from 1043 to 1048 annals seem to have been added to MS C contemporaneously; those for 1049 to 1056 constitute, according to Conner's analysis of scribal rotas, an organized and authoritative Abingdon update; there is an analogue to the penultimate annal, for 1065, in an Abingdon cartulary
, and the final entry, for 1066, is in the same hand.
Pryor, Business contracts of medieval Provence: selected notulae from the Cartulary
of Giraud Amalric of Marseilles, 1248 (Toronto, 1981), p.
Selecting 230 documents from the Hospitaller cartulary
of 1442, Gervers presents an exceptional collection of source-material which covers the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries and illumines the connections between the English countryside and the religious order of St.
58) By the thirteenth century, Roman lawcourts in Marseille (and elsewhere) had come to recognize these drafts as legally binding in most circumstances: see the discussion in Business Contracts of Medieval Provence: Selected "Notulae" from the Cartulary
of Giraud Amalric of Marseilles, 1248, ed.
5) The accounts of the cotidiane are discussed below; see also the cartulary
B-Bar KB 21457, for example.
Documents such as charters or manumissions would be inserted in this way both for the sake of preservation and for that of sanctification through contact with the sacred books, a widespread feature of late Anglo-Saxon culture, of which the addition of the Worcester cartulary
to the great Bible under Wulfstan II is the most obvious example.
For the first time he dated a business contract by adding the hour of the day, in this cas"after vespers:' to the conventional-and up to that moment sufficiently precise-day, month, and year Other notaries working in 1201 also supplied the hour of the day, but for no other notary does the exact page of the notarial cartulary
that marks the day of this change still exist.