and the individual annalistic notes (number of the note in blue
and number of years in red).
Paper (parchment covers)
19 folios. 7,5cm × 10cm (4,5cm × 6,5cm)
Original foliation in red ink starting from the second paper leaf and
ending before the index (1–12).
I((VI–1) + III)
The manuscript is in good condition.
15 lines in one column ruled with
One main hand writing a high quality cursive of
The years are marked in red, the title ‘Anno domini’ and numbers of the notes are
in blue. Apart from this there is no decoration.
Bound in limp parchment covers. The back cover has been so cut to produce a tag
that was inserted for closure into a slit cut in the front cover.
The manuscript consists of a very small quire bound in parchment. The size
suggests it was a personal notebook, albeit one written with considerable care and
skill. The notes on fols. 1–12 have been separately numbered in blue and are
referred to in the index by both folia number (in red) and this marking number (in
blue). The first leaf containing unnumbered annalistic notes in Latin is not
included in the index. These Latin notes were probably added later on, although they
are written by the same hand as the rest of the text. The final note on fol.
. But this note is in a different hand than the rest of
the manuscript. Since one note still mentions
as king, the work was probably written before his deposition in
the autumn of
. The table on the inner back cover suggests that the
manuscript was written in
at the latest. Since the last note
is by another hand, the manuscript may indeed have been
written already in
. Several notes concern
. It seems likely
that the manuscript was written in that area.
More interest is shown towards the nobility than to church affairs, perhaps
suggesting that the owner was a layman. This is also suggested by the fact that this
manuscript may have served as a source for
Klaus Hermansson Fleming
(d. 1616) in
There is no information for how the manuscript came to the
National Library of Sweden
; On the back cover in ink ‘31’. The front cover has a pasted paper with
the modern shelf-mark of the National Library written on it.
Suomalaisen historiankirjoituksen synty. Tutkimus Paavali Juustenin piispainkronikasta