SOCIETE DOMINICAINE CASTILLON DUPERROY A TOURS.
Account books, 1714-1738
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 049
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CITATION: Societe dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours Account books, MSS 049, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
The Dominican Order of preaching friars was founded in Italy in 12l6 and entered France in 1721. Tours was home to the shrine of St. Martin and attracted large numbers of pilgrims. Many large and wealthy monasteries, convents, and abbeys were founded in Tours and its environs.
These four account books contain records of the financial transactions
of the Societe dominicaine Castillon Duperroy a Tours from 1714 to 1738.
The transactions include the sale of merchan- dise such as silk and various
farm products sold to numerous local individuals, at the fairs at Caen
and Guibray, and in Spain. Volume 1 1714-1719 Volume 2 1719-1723 Volume
3 1726-1731 Volume 4 "Extraits qui a servi pour ce cote aux affaires de
nostre societte commancee le premier decembre 1714 et finie au dix fevrier
1726 (sic)" [continues to 1738] Special Note: These four volumes are bound
in vellum. Some of the pages have been torn and the bindings are worn.
In volume four, the facing pages actually comprise a single sheet, and
this is reflected in the pagination. At the year 1726, the Dominicans turned
this volume over and began anew, recording transactions from the back toward
the front of the volume.