[Manuscript] [Languedoc]. Book of reason... - Lot 100 - Chayette & Cheval

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[Manuscript] [Languedoc]. Book of reason... - Lot 100 - Chayette & Cheval
[Manuscript] [Languedoc]. Book of reason of a landowner in Villemur (now Villemur-sur-Tarn, Haute-Garonne, between Toulouse and Montauban), who was also capitoul, or municipal officer of Toulouse. Manuscript, 18th-19th centuries. In-4, [95] f., [6] blank f.; 20 f. of which 3 blank, period white vellum, smooth muted spine, 3 laces (of 4), half-faded handwritten titles on boards (head cap worn, stains on boards; qq. leaves removed). The main part of this volume describes the harvests from different lands from 1746 to 1804. The payment of workers is also reported, as well as all operating expenses. It mentions specific places, the stream of "Magnanag" (for Magnanac, a tributary of the Tarn), the hamlets of Villebrunier and Varennes located northwest of Villemur. In 1794, the author wrote: "the nation had taken my property and leased it. The surveys resume in 1795 (qq. ff. are missing here). On the page for the year 1756, a modern note by the author's grandson tells us that he had just been appointed capitoul that year. The volume was also written head to tail from the end. This part describes the productions of a garden, and concerns the years 1762 to 1827. Then, 2 pages contain seven mentions of baptisms between 1726 and 1772.
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