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Tyrolean documents collection

Call Number: MS 513

Scope and Contents

This collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century documents from the Tyrol can be divided into two groups. The first contains papers concerning the parsonage of Algund (also spelled Allgundt), a small village near Meran in the South Tyrol. Included are inventories set up after the death of the parson, a form for a declaration to be signed by each incoming parson concerning his duties and obligations, and a letter of application for the job as minister in Algund.

The second and larger group consists of documents pertaining to the administration of an imperial vineyard, the personal property of the Emperor, located near Tramin, a small Tyrolean village in the vicinity of Bolzen (Bolzano), known for its red wine. The bulk of the papers are lists of deliveries of wine made yearly to certain beneficiaries, apparently court officials and army officers. There are also six letters from the imperial governor of Upper Austria, the superior authority, to the local administrator of the estate, the Amtmann. These deal with various administrative matters. One of the documents appears to be a letter of thanks of acknowledgement from one of the beneficiaries, another the draft of a report by the Amtmann to his superiors.

These papers were sent to Yale University by B. Westermann in 1941.


  • 1596-1794

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of B. Westermann in 1941.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Papers from two villages in the South Tyrol: Algund and Tramin. The papers from Algund relate to the parsonage and include inventories and various legal forms concerning the duties of the parson. The larger group of papers pertain to the administration of an imperial vineyard located near Tramin and contains lists of deliveries together with miscellaneous correspondence (1596-1720).

Guide to the Tyrolean Documents Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
September 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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