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Memorial register of the St Agatha Monastery in Sint Agatha; Sint Agatha, ENK, Bibliotheek, Hs-009

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 450
Name Memorial register of the St Agatha Monastery in Sint Agatha; Sint Agatha, ENK, Bibliotheek, Hs-009
[2213] Liturgical notes pastedown - 1v
[2214] Necrology of the monastery 2r - 22v
[2215] Constitutions of the Crutched Friars 23r - 37v
[2216] Martyrology of Usuard 38r - 148v
[2217] Statutes regarding gifts, and register of gifts 149r - 151r
Category
Type of text carrier Manuscript with more than one text
Classification Miscellany
Short description Manuscript of the Monastery of the Crutched Friars in Sint Agatha, dating from 1433-1482, containing the necrology of the monastery (parts missing), the constitutions of the Crutched Friars, and the Martyrology of Usuard.
Additional remarks
Holding institution Sint Agatha, Erfgoedcentrum Nederlands Kloosterleven
Collection Bibliotheek
Entry number collection
Identifier in collection Hs-009
Link to online description
Alternative collection
Alternative collection identifiers
Accessibility
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
Date
  • >1433-1819
  • 1433-1647
Author(s)
Author(s)
Text material(s)
  • parchment
Watermark(s)
Number of leaves 153
Collation 13-1+1, 24-7, 34, 43+1, 5-174, 183+2, 194, 204+2
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width 316 x 225
Condition of the text carrier Parchment is dirty, cover falling apart, one of the wood platters is broken
Conservation
Adaptations
Type(s) of adaption
  • extra pages/leaves sewn/glued in
  • (parts of) leaves/pages cut out
Specification One folio between ff.7 and 8 torn out and three folios between ff.8 and 9, causing losses to the calendar. Folio 1 seems to have been cut out as well, and substituted later with another folio 1, as the first folio contains liturgical notes, while the first days of January in the calendar are missing. f. 105A: strap of parchment pasted in with addition to the martyrology.
Cover
Cover material(s)
  • wood
  • leather
Specification Heavy wooden cover lined with brown leather, decorated with leather stamps showing roses. The back is reinforced with an additional piece of leather. Adorned with brass metalwork (clasps, knowbs, corner plates), of which some have disappeared.
Date of the cover 15th century
Specification contemporary
Additional remarks
Table of contents
Is there a contemporary (e.g. medieval) table of contents in the text carrier? no
Specification
Colophon
Is there a colophon in the text carrier? no
Specification
Rubrication
Are the texts in the text carrier rubricated? yes
Heraldry
Number of heraldic items
Locations of the heraldry in the text carrier
Specification
Illustration(s)
Location(s) of the illustration(s)
  • accompanying a non-memorial text
Types of illustrations
  • decorated initial(s)
Specification ff. 23r, 38r and 41v (beginnings of the Constitutions, the preface of the Martyrology, and the Martyrology proper): large decorated initials in opaque red and blue with white decorations spared out, on a background of purple and red penwork flourishing, extending into the margin, and on some places coloured in with green, blue, and ochre opaque paint. Red and blue lombards throughout the manuscript (with the exception of the necrology).
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • stamp(s)
Specification stamp of 'Bibliotheca Conventus Stae Agathae' on f. 2r, bottom of the page
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Memorial text in: [450] Memorial register of the St Agatha Monastery in Sint Agatha; Sint Agatha, ENK, Bibliotheek, Hs-009 [450]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • memorial register (memorial services)
  • kalendarium
  • necrology
  • obituary
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Necrology of the monastery
MeMO memorial text ID 2214
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 2r to 22v
Specification ff.2r-21r: calendar with annual memorial services; ff. 21v-22v: special arrangements for memorial services, to be held multiple times per year
Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1433-1819
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
  • based on research
Specification
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date 1433-1482
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification mentioned in the catalogue description
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1386-1819
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification not all entries dated
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [715] St. Agathaklooster, Kruisheren (St Agatha's Monastery, Crutched Friars), Sint Agatha
Argumentation
Specification
Name
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
Additional remarks
Language
Language
  • Dutch
  • Latin
Specification memorial services in the calendar in Latin, list of special services (ff. 21v-22v) mainly in Dutch
Description of hands
Description of hands Many different hands: gothic textualis for the headers (and humanistic cursive for names of the month which were lost when folios were cut out); entries in hybrida, gothic cursive, and humanistic cursive.
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Specification the calendar is executed in a large format, written in Latin, bound in a costly manuscript which contains other liturgical texts, which suggests a liturgical use
Usage
Intended place of usage
  • in the church
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage continuous additions until 1819
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration in a calendar (Roman/Julian/Gregorian)
Specification
Filiation
Filiation the list of special memorial services (ff. 21v-22v) shares many entries with the list of founded masses (Sint Agatha, ENK, AR-P017 SA-82; MeMO Text Carrier ID 448)
Register of memorial services
Type(s) of memorial services
  • taper/candles on grave or elsewhere
  • prayers
  • vigil
  • mass (including daily masses that are not a memorial mass)
Number of memorial services 500-1000
Frequency of memorial services
  • multiple times a year
  • weekly
  • annually
Executor(s) of memorial services
  • member(s) of the institution
Commemorated persons
Number of the commemorated persons > 1000
Sex of the commemorated persons 50% male, 50% female
Background of commemorated persons
  • members of the institution (full membership) (e.g. brothers and sisters)
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
Specification
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • about pittances
  • about gifts
  • biographical information
Specification sometimes gifts in money and rye are mentioned, and pittances to the attending clergy, sometimes the age of death of deceased persons (mainly for 18th- and 19th-century entries)
Additional remarks ff. 21v-22v contain special services which do not fit in the calendar (i.e., services which were to be held multiple times a year or on movable holidays)
Incipit
Incipit Memoria Henr. Verheijen et uxoris ejs
Explicit
Explicit Obiit Jacoba famus nostra 1423
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations

Memorial text in: [450] Memorial register of the St Agatha Monastery in Sint Agatha; Sint Agatha, ENK, Bibliotheek, Hs-009 [450]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Statutes regarding gifts, and register of gifts
MeMO memorial text ID 2217
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 149r to 151r
Specification
Date of creation (physical object)
Date 1433-1647
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date 1433
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1433-1647
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification not all entries dated
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [715] St. Agathaklooster, Kruisheren (St Agatha's Monastery, Crutched Friars), Sint Agatha
Argumentation
Specification
Name
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
Additional remarks
Language
Language
  • Dutch
  • Latin
Specification Most entries in Latin, some in Dutch
Description of hands
Description of hands various hands: gothic textualis for the statutes, gothic hybrida, gothic and humanistic cursive for the entries
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
  • for communal purposes in an institution or community (administrative)
Specification
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage additions were made until 1647
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration not to be determined/unknown
Specification likely chronologically, but difficult to prove as many entries are undated
Filiation
Filiation the register shares some entries with the list of founded masses (Sint Agatha, ENK, AR-P017 SA-82; MeMO Text Carrier ID 448)
Register of gifts
Type(s) of gifts
  • pittance
  • a one-off gift of money
  • sustenance (clothes/shoes/bed linen/food/beverages/fuel)
  • objects for the worship and decoration of the church (liturgical vestments/liturgical vessels/liturgical books/ornaments/furnishing/altar pieces/memorial pieces/glass stained windows)
  • interest/rent
Number of gifts < 50
Type(s) of countergifts
  • prayer
  • vigil
  • mass
Benefactors
Number of benefactors < 50
Sex of the benefactors (in percentages) 50% male, 50% female
Background of benefactors
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
Specification mainly important benefactors are mentioned here: e.g., Catherine of Cleves
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • about memorial services
Specification highly detailed information about memorial services: most of them multiple times a year
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit Incipiunt statuta de donatis sive oblatis ordinis nostri noviter confirmata. Anno domini M cccc xxxiii.
Explicit
Explicit Anno 1647 et consentientibus capittularibus ordino, ego frater G. Golst conscripsit.
Illustration(s)
Illustrations or decorations
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