Item unum instrumentum inventarii bonorum factum per Jacobum Alvernassii tutorem et Jacobum Bote de bonis dicti Jacobi scriptum manu magistri Guillermi Caisserii condam notarii sub anno domini millesimo trecentesimo quadragesimo octavo die quintadecima mensis Januarii.
Johannes Casse was one of Marseille's most famous merchant-patricians of the second half of the fourteenth century. When he died in 1391 after a long and eventful life, he left an extensive estate to his widow, Raynauda, for her life. When she died, his assets were to be transferred to the Hospital of Saint-Jacques-de-Gallice. A parchment instrument of the inventory was drawn up and preserved in the records of the hospital, where it was studied in 1907 by Henri Villard for his biography of Johannes Casse.
One of the most remarkable objects listed in Johannes's inventory was the parchment instrument of another inventory, dated January of 1349 and hence over forty years old at the time of Johannes's death. This inventory recorded the estate of Augerius Bote and his wife Aynesia; it was compiled for their son and heir, Jacmetus, on the request Jacmetus's guardian, Jacobus Alvernhacii. Though the manner by which the parchment came into the possession of Johannes Casse is unstated, it is quite likely that Johannes subsequently inherited all or part of the Bote estate from Jacmetus or his heir. Thus, it is possible or even likely that some of the objects identified in Johannes's inventory are the same as those in Augerius's inventory. What is especially remarkable is that we possess the parchment copy of Augerius's inventory, depicted above. It is very likely that this instrument is the same one identified in Johannes's inventory. If so, this is the only known instance in the DALME collection where an object listed in an inventory can still be seen today.