||The "Austraginsachen Lenhard Seckelmans" (Folder 1.1) comprises 46 unfoliated
parchment leaves of commentary and testimony regarding a matter of civil law
involving Lenhard Seckelmann in the law courts of Windsheim during the second
of the sixteenth century. The date 1513 is found on the title leaf of the volume,
which has at a later date been numbered in pencil H189a.
||Folders 1.1 and 1.2 are accompanied by a cover sheet reading "Allerhand original
Schreiben Tagsatzungen Band anders zu Sachen Seckelmanns" and bearing the shelf
number B200 in red crayon. Statements by Johannes Dentzer, Michel Pranz, Johann
Freiherr von Schwarzenberg, and Lenhard Seckelmann are found in the text of the
Austraginsachen, along with references to Balthasar Dentzer, Georgius Dentzer,
Finger/Fingerer, Hanns Kegeth, and Jorg Knopff.
||Folders 1.2 and 1.3 contain 29 letters and documents dated between 1511 and 1514
regarding the Seckelmann matter. These bear pencil notations H189ab through H189ap
and H189d through H189z. Unrelated but also found in folder 1.3 are two documents
and a brief memorandum, all undated and unsigned but of the sixteenth century.
||Several of the letters appear under the name of Johann Freiherr von Schwarzenberg
acting in his judicial capacity at the court in Bamberg and bear his seal. Other
letters present carry the name of Melchior von Seinsheim and generally have the
Schwarzenberg seal. Documents H189k and H189l were issued on behalf of the city
Windsheim and each bears the municipal seal.
||Folder 1.4 contains four letters addressed to the municipal government of Windsheim
along with two documents, both of the latter bifolia. All are of the sixteenth
century. Each item has the shelf number B196 in red crayon together with the
respective pencil notations H8, H12, H14, H16, H21, and H24.
||Letter H8 was issued over the name of Erkinger von Seinsheim zu Hohenkottenheim and
carries the Schwarzenberg seal. The other letters (H14, H16, and H24) have unknown
or imperfect seals. Document H21 contains many personal names, including those
the burgomaster of Windsheim, Conradt Hayden, and of Martin and Erkinger von
||The oversize file contains two further sixteenth century items, both documents on
parchment. One of these documents retains its two wax seals, each of which hangs
from the document by a cloth ribbon and is contained within a small cylindrical
wooden box called a skippet.
||"Beforchung der Brütter und Gesell. S. Johanns Alttars" (Folder 1.5) is 18 leaves
length and is paginated [1-2], 35 [i.e. 34] p. The text proper ends on page 26,
the final leaves bearing only page enumeration. Pages 33 and 34 are misnumbered
and 35; the penultimate leaf (pages 31-32) has been removed. Following prefatory
remarks on pages 1-2 relating to the support of the church in Dannstadt by various
members of the Heidelberg academic community the manuscript presents information
arable land, pasturage, ground rents in kind (that is, in grain) and in currency.
Dannstadt is now Dannstadt-Schauernheim, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate
||The document is enclosed in a wrapper formed by a parchment bifolium from a missal,
probably German in origin and dating from between 1350 and 1450. The present text
the missal includes portions for Pentecost and Holy Trinity; at the top of the
of the first leaf the caption title "Danstatter Beforchung anno 1601" has been
||Folders 1.6 through 1.9 (together with the oversize file) house an interrelated group
of archival materials documenting the efforts of Windsheim citizens to seek redress
from the Imperial court in regard to various abuses of power by the Magistrat of the
city of Windsheim.