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StALU ZG 1-65

State Archives of Lucerne, ZG 1/65: Kaufs- und Gültenprotokoll Twing Zell (1773–1798). p. 145. Photo: Olivier Felber, 11th September 2021.

Not all scribes had good penmanship. As the above entry from 1796 shows, scribe Josef Dubach from Zell LU had a rather clumsy handwriting. In some cases, unusual spellings such as «brodicoll» for «protocol» or «Ficentz» for «Vinzenz» make things even more difficult.

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