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Assorted legal documents from Continental Europe

Call Number: MS 220


A collection of unrelated legal documents from different countries and other political entities in continental Europe, dating from approximately the 1300s to the early 1800s. Documents come from Germany, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, Iberia, Italy, France, Belgium, and unknown geographic locations.


  • Creation: 14th century-early 19th century

Language of Materials

Latin, German, Spanish, Italian, French

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Physical Location

MS 220

Custodial History

These documents were acquired separately at different times by staff at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Many were placed together in a letter-file prior to 1963 and at that time moved to MS 12/4. Others were acquired later and added to the grouping. In October 1991 all were transferred to MS 220.

Guide to the Continental European Legal Documents Collection
Assorted legal documents from Continental Europe
Finding aid prepared by alh, June 27, 1979; revised by ksc, Dec 12, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005. Revised by mwh, 2019.
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Preferred citation
Assorted legal documents from Continental Europe, MS 220, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States