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Tailors' Guild Edict (Hochenfels, Germany)

Identifier: SC 00692

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Taylors' Guild Edict, 1707, from Hochenfels, Germany (near Amberg, Oberpfalz). Full heading in German reads:  "Signatur : An das ehrsame Handwerk der Schneider zu Hochenfels" and it is signed "Oberpfälzi[sches] Pflegamt Hochenfels."The document lays out specific rules and regulations concerning the guild.

Also included is an incomplete transcript, provided by the seller, that has not been checked for accuracy.


  • Creation: 1707

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Accessioned and minimally processed in July 2012 by Ute Schechter, SCRC staff.

Guide to the Tailors' Guild Edict (Hochenfels, Germany)
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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