Manus 20: Geleitbrief ; incipit: "Von Gottes gnaden Philipp Abbt des Kays." (Germany) Edit


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Item 20
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  • 1763 (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Language: German.

    Date: March 15, 1763.

    Title: Geleitbrief ; incipit: “Von Gottes gnaden Philipp Abbt des Kays.”

    Creator: Philipp abbot of the imperial monastery of Corvey [= Philipp von Spiegel zum Desenberg].

    Place of creation: Corvey, Germany.

    Physical description: Paper, 2 leaves ; 35 x 22 cm.

    Summary: This document was a letter of domicile issued to German Jews in the eighteenth century. Possession of a Geleitbrief was the only means for a German Jew to reside and live freely in a designated town. This particular Geleitbrief appears to have been issued to Salamon Berend in "Stael" (now Stahle, part of Höxter, Germany). For additional information, see the transcription of the manuscript housed with the document.

    Note: Unbound document. Written in dark brown ink in a single hand ; one embellished initial ; includes intact red wax seal. Some portions stained and dirtied along earlier folds. Hermann Sternau’s transcription of the document is included in the folder with the original manuscript. Gift of Hermann Sternau in memory of his father, Julius Sternau, June 6th, 1966.

    Call #: Manus 20


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    Digital Object
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    Manus 20