Copier aff the breff Claes Kristiernsson till Åminne (effter
salige konungliga maiestets dödelige affgång) haffuer then Stormectigte högborne
furste och here her Erik then fiorthonde Swerigis, Götis och Wändis etc. konung
wår aller nådigste herre ganske vnderdånigit tilscriffuit Ifrå hans konungens
förste regements tijdh huilkit angick ultima(?) septembris Anno etc. 1560
(an undated letter) Stormectigste högborne furste, aller nadigste konung och herre
... (fol. 163 is blank) ...
Foliation (1–279) in ink in the upper right corner. First three and last
folia have been left unnumbered. Foliation jumps from 233 to 236.
i + IV
Occasional catchwords in the lower margin.
The manuscript is in good overall condition. At least one of the three
leaves missing from the last quire is a pastedown on the back cover. There are a
few tears in the paper and occasional dirt. At the end of the manuscript there are
signs of moisture damage. None of these affects the legibility of the
One unruled column (occasionally marked with prickings), varying
number of lines (25–33).
Written in a cursive script . One main hand writes up to fol.
After this, one hand writing a script of varying quality, or two collaborating hands
are mainly responsible until the end of the book. The scribes were most likely
employed by Horn himself or by the city of
Simple pen-drawn initials at the beginning of each letter.
A modern half-leather binding over cardboard, with white leather covering the spine
and the edges. Headline ‘Klas Kristersson Horns Registratur 1558–1561’ written on
The manuscript contains copies of
Klas Kristiernsson Horn
. 1517–1566) outgoing letters from
June 1558 to October 1561
when he was first the governor (ståthållare) of
) län (1556–1560), and
(by 28 July 1561) (see
Klas Kristersson (Horn),
Svenskt biografiskt lexikon
(article by Bertil Broomé), consulted
The manuscript contains three separate sections: letters written
mostly to the king from June 1558 to February 1560, letters written to the Council
of Reval from 1558 to 1560, and letters written almost entirely to the king from
March to October 1561. Probably the copywork was done as the letters were
dispatched. The manuscript was copied by skilled scribes who completed the work in
an organized fashion. The organization of the text is clear, there are but a few
corrections in the text and the quires are regular. Presumably the scribes were
employed by Horn or by the cities of
The earlier history of the manuscript is unknown. Possibly it was housed in the
, in which the Horn family resided in
There is no information
available as to how and when the manuscript came to the
Swedish National Archives
; earlier shelf-mark ‘Avskriftssamling, avd. I, vol. 15’ partly visible on the spine.