Part I: 1 folios; part II.1–8: 2 + 7 + 1 + 1 +74 + 39 + 55 + 42 folios; part
III.1–2: 30 + 2 folios.
Part II: Some folders (II.5–8) show two sets of modern foliation: one in
the upper margin of the Japanese paper; another in the lower margin of each leaf’s
verso. Both foliations skip several leaves (in II.5 the foliation includes leaves
4–27, 30, 32–34, 36–41, 43–50, 52–56, 58–70, 82–94; in II.6, leaves 4–6, 26–43,
43a, 43b, 44, 44a, 45, 45a, 45b, 46–53, 54a, 54b, 55; in II.7, leaves 1–55; and in
II.8, leaves 1–3, 6–20, 23–28, 31–38, 41–49, 51). The second foliation shows
numbers ranging between 31 and 235. It does not proceed in sequence. The foliation
seems to be part of some work of reconstruction, which has tried to account for
The collection contains fragments of at least three distinct
collections. The fragments in part II are closely related and one scribe is
mostly responsible for the writing, but they were not necessarily all bound
within the same covers. The collection contains both bifolia and singletons.
Most have been heavily conserved using Japanese paper.
II.5: fols. 14 and
15 are smaller slips entered before fol. 16. The text contains several
corrections and cancellations, which suggest it is a draft. II.6: leaves heavily
conserved. II.8: fol. 28 placed before fol. 41. Fol. 51 is badly
One column with a varying number of lines.
I: One hand writing a cursive of
II.1–8: one main hand writing a cursive of
. A few additional contemporary cursive hands supplied
shorter stints on the first leaves.
III: three hands writing cursives of
Unbound fragments kept loose in modern folders or in modern bindings.
The collection has three main parts, which probably stem from different
sources. Part II can be connected to
Per Sigfriedsson Tandefelt
, who functioned as a
from the 1560s to 1580s. In several
instances the writing seems to have been done quickly, and on some leaves there is a
considerable quantity of cancellations, corrections and additions. The result has
the character of a draft rather than a fair copy.
The court records are formed
of singletons and bifolia, which have been arranged into chronological order at the
archives. In uncertain cases, the page numbers have been marked with square
At least a part of the collection was kept at the manor of
. The manor had belonged to the
family but came to
family through marriage. The fragments were donated to the
Museum of Turku
and was deposited in the
Unpublished catalogue entry available at the archives.