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Societe Dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours account books, 1714-1738

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Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dominicans.
Title: Societe Dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours account books, 1714-1738
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 049
Extent: 4 volumes
Abstract:Consists of four account books containing financial transactions of the Societe Dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours from 1714 to 1738.
Language:Materials entirely in French.

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[after identification of item(s)], Societe Dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours Account Books, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Robert W. Lesh, July 1986.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Dominican Order of preaching friars was founded in Italy in 1216 and entered France in 1721. Tours was home to the shrine of St. Martin and attracted large numbers of pilgrims. Many large and wealthy monasteries, convents, and abbeys were founded in Tours and its environs.

Scope and Content Note

These four account books contain records of the financial transactions of the Societe dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours from 1714 to 1738. The transactions include the sale of merchandise such as silk and various farm products sold to numerous local individuals, at the fairs at Caen and Guibray, and in Spain.

These four volumes are bound in vellum. Some of the pages have been torn and the bindings are worn.

In volume four, the facing pages actually comprise a single sheet, and this is reflected in the pagination. At the year 1726, the Dominicans turned this volume over and began anew, recording transactions from the back toward the front of the volume.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1714-1719
2 1719-1723
3 1726-1731
4 "Extraits qui a servi pour ce cote aux affaires de nostre societte commancee le premier decembre 1714 et finie au dix fevrier 1726 (sic)" [continues to 1738]