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Uppsala, University Library, Nordin 164. Gustav Fincke’s copybook 1561–1566

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Gustav Fincke’s copybook for 1561–1566, mainly containing letters from and to King Erik XIV.

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Finnish Literature Society (SKS)
Codices Fennici

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1560-1569
1560s

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Uppsala
University Library
Nordin 164

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Finland

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Uppsala, University Library, Nordin 164. Gustav Fincke’s copybook 1561–1566
1560s
,
Finland
Gustav Fincke
’s copybook
for
1561–1566
, mainly containing letters from and to King
Erik XIV
.
Fol. : a
saec. XIX
note on the contents of the manuscript (see below). (Fol. is blank.)
Fol. : a
saec. XVIII
note on the contents of the manuscript and on
Gustav Fincke
’s career. (Fol. is blank.)
Fols. :
Gustav Fincke
’s copybook
. Notes related to sending or receiving the letters are added before or after the texts on numerous occasions.
(
Erik XIV
’s letter to
Gustav Fincke
and
Erik Spora
,
28 February 1561
). Wår synnerlige gunst... … (
Erik XIV
’s letter to
Gustav Fincke
, imperfect, no date) så myckidh han finnes haffue rätt till|
(Fols. are blank.)
Paper
139 folios.
20,5cm × 33cm (16,5cm × 28cm)
Two sets of modern foliation. One, which includes the modern flyleaves, stamped (or typewritten?) in the upper right margin (1–139). And another (1–134) written beside the first one in pencil starting from the actual text (fol. ) and ending with the last written page (fol. ). Here, the first foliation is followed.
2
2
+ IV
10
+ 1 + (VIII-1)
26
+ VIII
42
+ XVI
74
+ III
80
+ IX
98
+ X
118
+ 11
129
+ IV
137
+ 2
139
The first two leaves (fols. 1–2) are flyleaves added at a later date, probably during the rebinding. The last leaf (fol. 139) is also a later addition. Fol. 11 has apparently come loose from the quire containing fols. 12–26 and been pasted onto a small stub after fol. 10. The binding is tight and some leaves have been pasted to each other in the gutters (fols. 119–129). Leaves have also, occasionally, been pasted to each other where the quire changes. Fol. 138, which seems to stem from the original manuscript, has been pasted to the later flyleaf (fol. 139).
At the beginning of the manuscript (until fol. 30) many leaves have been conserved by the pasting of a thin, whitish paper on to the verso sides of the leaves. The paper is transparent, but renders the text on the verso-sides very pale. There is staining and fraying of the edges visible on several leaves.
One unruled column with a varying number of lines.
Several hands of
saec. XVI
writing in stints of varying lengths. One hand, producing a well-practised cursive, regularly appears until the end of copying for the year
1564
(fol. ). After this, several other hands are mainly responsible for the text, writing more rapid and careless cursives.
Simple pen-drawn flourishing added to some majusculees appearing at the beginning of the letters. The addressee of the letters is occasionally marked with a different type of script.
Modern, light brownish cardboard bindings, which are especially worn at the spine. Paper pastedowns.
The manuscript principally contains copies of
Gustav Fincke
’s (d. 1566) and King
Erik XIV
’s correspondence between
1561 and 1566
, during which time Fincke was Governor of
Finland
. The copying was done by several scribes, presumably Fincke’s secretaries, who worked serially as the letters came in and went out (they proceed chronologically).
The manuscript belonged to the collection of Gustav Fincke’s copybooks (the rest of which are now housed in the
Swedish National Archives
).
Currently, the manuscript belongs to the Nordinska Collection (gathered by Bishop
Carl Gustav Nordin
, d. 1812), which came to
Uppsala University Library
in
1814
. Modern shelf-mark ‘Nordin 164’ on the inner front cover and on a paper label pasted to the spine. An older shelf-mark ‘Vol. 36’ on the inner front cover. Fol. (in a hand of
saec. XIX
): ‘Coll. Nordin. Bibl. Reg. Acad. Upsal. Historica Suecana. Historia Regum. Ericus XIV
us
. Copie-Bok eller Afskrifter af K. Erics till Landshöfdingen och Kubernatorn i Finland Gust. Fincke 1561–1566’.
Cataloguer
Ville Walta
Finnish Literature Society (SKS)
Codices Fennici
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