YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
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MANUSCRIPTS MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 1186
Ieper (Belgium), 1471.
Deed for the foundation of commemorative Masses for Melcior de Wale.
26 p. : parchment ; 234 x 163 mm.
Material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single cursive hand, containing the details of a bequest
for commemorative Masses to be said by priests of the Guild of Saint Nicholas for
Melcior de Wale of Ypres (modern Ieper), Flanders and members of his family. The document
specifies the donations of land, money, and candle wax given by de Wale to the Guild,
as well as the details of the services to be performed in his memory, including annual
sung Masses and distribution of alms to the poor of the town.
Purchased from Les Enluminures on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014.