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CHARTA. An ancient word which signified not only a charter or deed in writing, but any signal or token by which an estate was held.

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A basic resource were the reference works on watermarks and paper mills, such as the well-known publications of Briquet (1905) Heawood (1950), Labarre (1956), and Eineder (1959) in the series "Monumenta chartae papyrae historiam illustrata" published in Hilversum.
The donation charter, cited for some reason by Hochstetler from the Regesta episcoporum constantiensum edited by Ladewig and Muller in 1909 rather than from either the edition by Wartmann or the facsimile by Bruckner in the Chartae Latinae Antiquiores vol.
It also reinforces the evidence in the order's chartae that English Carthusians were occasionally involved with the spiritual direction or guidance of laymen.