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Private necrology of Arnold van Vessem, abbot of Berne; Heeswijk-Dinther, Archief Abdij van Berne, VB 20

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Title and MeMO text carrier ID
MeMO text carrier ID 452
Name Private necrology of Arnold van Vessem, abbot of Berne; Heeswijk-Dinther, Archief Abdij van Berne, VB 20
[2220] Private calendar of Arnold van Vessem 1r - 6v
Category
Type of text carrier Manuscript with one text
Classification Manuscript with one text written in more than one hand
Short description Private calendar of Arnold van Vessem, abbot of the Abbey of Berne, made at the end of the 16th century, continued until the first half of the 18th century. Each page contains one month and is divided into three columns: 1) Date and feast-day 2) historical remarks 3) entries about relatives of Van Vessem and some members of the monastery.
Additional remarks
Holding institution Heeswijk-Dinther, Abdij van Berne
Collection
Entry number collection
Identifier in collection VB 20
Link to online description
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Original institution(s)
Original institution(s)
Dates of separate texts
Date
  • >1575-1740
Author(s)
Author(s)
  • Arnoldus van Vessem
Text material(s)
  • paper with watermark
Watermark(s) Coat of arms showing a B, crown with flower, and banderole with the text “Nicolas B”
Number of leaves 6
Collation 13
Dimensions (mm)
Height x width 350 x 225
Condition of the text carrier Reasonable. Worn around the edges, a bit stained.
Conservation
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Cover
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Date of the cover
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Table of contents
Is there a contemporary (e.g. medieval) table of contents in the text carrier? no
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Colophon
Is there a colophon in the text carrier? no
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Rubrication
Are the texts in the text carrier rubricated? yes
Heraldry
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Provenance
Provenance Still in original institution
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • no mark of ownership
Specification
Additional remarks
  • Velden, G.M. van der, Het privé-kalendarium van de uit Tilburg geboortige Arnold van Vessem, abt van de abdij van Berne van 1607 tot 1608, Brabants Heem, (), 104-114
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Other documentation
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Authors

Personal details
Name Arnoldus van Vessem
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1549
Year/date of death 1608
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Arnoldus Vessem was born in Tilburg. In 1607 he was elected abbot of Berne, age 58.
Role(s) in this text carrier
Memorial text [2220] Private calendar of Arnold van Vessem
Role Author
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Role(s) in other text carrier(s)
Text carrier [17] Necrology of the abbey of Berne and other memorial texts (Liber Officii Capituli (Kapittelboek)); Mechelen, AA, Berne-1
Memorial text [46] List of abbots of Berne
Role Scribe
Specification
Text carrier [17] Necrology of the abbey of Berne and other memorial texts (Liber Officii Capituli (Kapittelboek)); Mechelen, AA, Berne-1
Memorial text [1466] Necrologium abbatiae Bernensis adjunctum martyrologio Romano
Role Compiler
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Memorial text in: [452] Private necrology of Arnold van Vessem, abbot of Berne; Heeswijk-Dinther, Archief Abdij van Berne, VB 20 [452]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • memorial register (memorial services)
  • necrology
  • kalendarium
  • narative source containing one or more historical events
  • obituary
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Private calendar of Arnold van Vessem
MeMO memorial text ID 2220
Pagination or foliation
Page(s)
Specification
Folio(s)
  • Folio 1r to 6v
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Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1575-1740
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
  • based on research
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Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1575-<1600
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification based on script and life of Arnold van Vessem. After 1608 (Van Vessem's death), another hand takes over.
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1549-1740
Argumentation
  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
Specification
Additional remarks
Original institution(s)
Institution [506] Norbertijnenabdij Berne (Berne Abbey, Premonstratensians), Berne
Argumentation
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Name Arnold van Vessem
Name of the commissioning party of the original text
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification (composition)
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning institution(s)
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Language
Language
  • Latin
Specification
Description of hands
Description of hands Various hands, gothic hybrida and cursive (Arnold van Vessem), later entries in gothic cursive.
Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Name Arnoldus van Vessem
Sex male
Year of birth 1549
Year of death 1608
Role Author
Specification
Remarks Arnoldus Vessem was born in Tilburg. In 1607 he was elected abbot of Berne, age 58.
Additional remarks
Place(s) of production
Place(s) of production Abbey of Berne
Users
Intended users/audience
  • for private purposes in an institution or community (liturgical)
Specification The calendar contains data from family members and events in the life of Arnold van Vessem, written in the first person.
Usage
Intended place of usage
Specification (intended place)
Depository inside the institution
Specification (depository)
Traces of usage Continued addition of data until 1740
Additional remarks
Order of the data in the text
Type of registration in a calendar (Roman/Julian/Gregorian)
Specification the calendar is divided into three columns, one containing saint's- and feastdays, the second historical notes, and the third deceased persons.
Filiation
Filiation
Register of memorial services
Type(s) of memorial services
  • unknown
Number of memorial services < 50
Frequency of memorial services
  • annually
Executor(s) of memorial services
Commemorated persons
Number of the commemorated persons < 50
Sex of the commemorated persons 75% male, 25% female
Background of commemorated persons
  • people associated with the institution (socially)
  • members of the institution (full membership) (e.g. brothers and sisters)
  • members of another institution of the same order
Specification Family members of Arnold van Vessem, members of the monastery of Berne, one brother of the abbey of Tongerlo (who was, like Arnold, also from Tilburg), and king Philip II of Spain.
Supplementary information
The register contains supplementary information concerning
  • biographical information
Specification Historical events from 1572-1577, concerning the Dutch revolt (mainly battles and political events). Some important events from the life of Arnold van Vessem (in the column with the names of deceased family and monks): his entry in the monastery, celebration of his first mass, etc. Arnold van Vessem is not always too careful in keeping the calendar: some entries ended up in the wrong column.
Additional remarks
Incipit
Incipit Circumcisio domini. Januarius habet dies 31
Explicit
Explicit Iam vellit barbam Niclas, concipit Virgo, Lucia oculos coecat, Thomas credit, nascitur mundo Deus
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Illustrations or decorations
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