Vaud Customs

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS PHILL 32
  • Dates of Creation
      17th century-18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 122 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, 17th or 18th century: Extrait du Coutumier du Pays de Vaud (extract from the customary of Vaud, with marginal comments).

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 marble boards. Several hands. 34cm.

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 1239.