Parchments

A small collection of parchments of the VU Library Manuscript Department includes less than a hundred items. It embraces remnants of the former parchment collection of the Vilnius Public Library (the main part of it is stored in Vilnius Academy of Sciences Library) and items transferred from Kaunas University or those that reached our library in other ways. They include single land privileges or other privileges, land and estate selling documents, etc. signed by Lithuanian Grand Dukes Polish kings (Sigismundus the Old, Sigismundus Augustus, Stephan Batory, Zygmunt Vaza, Stanislav August, etc.); it also contains knighthood documents of individuals, popes’ bulls and indulgences or assignments, documents of different monkhoods or their property.