Vaud Franchises

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS PHILL 23
  • Dates of Creation
      14th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      French Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 126 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, 17th century: Franchises du Pays de Vaud (Vaud franchises). Inside the front cover is the name 'Pierre Laurier, 1624'. The vellum cover bears psalms with musical notation in a 14th-century hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

Vaud (in German Waadt) canton is in southwestern Switzerland, bordering France and the Jura Mountains to the west and Lake Geneva to the south.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

The Phillipps Manuscripts at University College London were given to the College by the German government in 1912.

Other Finding Aids

Dorothy K Coveney, A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London (London, 1935); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper manuscript bound in vellum. Several hands. Some large initials flourished with ink drawings. 26cm.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscript belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. Formerly Phillipps MS 1221.