Copy, 1713-1714, of the inventory, 1615-1630, of the Trésor des Chartes, the muniments of the Crown of France. Edit




  • 1615-1630. (Creation)


  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    9 volumes. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The original inventory was compiled between 1615 and 1630 by Pierre Dupuy and Theodore Godefroy. This copy, like the majority of the many in existence, follows the original closely and gives in the margin the pagination of the original, to which contents-lists and indexes refer. However, volume 8 (Adv.MSS.4.1.12-4.1.13) omits this pagination (it was probably thought inessential, as the index covers only volumes 1-7) and differs slightly in arrangement.

    According to a note in Adv.MS.4.1.3, folio i, this copy was made in 1713-1714 under the supervision of Henri Francois d`Aguesseau, jurist and statesman, at this time Procureur Général and ex officio in charge of the Trésor, from the copy in his keeping [not therefore directly from the original, which was already in the Bibliothèque National], for Comte Jerome Phelypaux de Pontchartrain, Secretary of State for the Navy. The copy is claimed to be `le plus exact et le plus complet de tous ceux qui se trouvent aujourdhuy répandus dans le public`. Another hand has added the note (now partially erased) that the twelve volumes were bought by the Comte de St Maure at the sale of Pontchartrain`s library.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    The original of the manuscript is in the Bibliothèque National, France, Collection Dupuy, 162-169, 171.

  • Bibliography

    Delabarde, H F. `Les Traveaux de Dupuy sur le Trésor des Chartes`, Bibliothèque de l`Ecole des Chartes, lviii, 1897, pages 126, and what follows.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    The volumes have been uniformly bound, probably in the mid-18th century.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Adv.MS.4.1.14: index to volumes 1-7.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Bought by the Comte de St Maure at the sale of Comte Jerome Phelypaux de Pontchartrain`s library, 19 July 1747.