The Sheep Letter (Faroese: Seyðabrævið, Old Norse: sauðabréfit) of 24 June, 1298, is the oldest surviving document of the Faroe Islands. It deals principally with sheep husbandry, but also dealt with other matters and functioned as a kind of constitution, removing most administrative power from the local Thing to the king and his representatives.
The book of Lund
The "Book of Lund" (Faroese: Lundarbókin) dates from c.1310 and has its name from its depository in the library of Lund University, Sweden. It is the only old manuscript there written in Old Norse and contains a copy of the Sheep Letter over 6 pages.
Stamp FR 61 of 1981: Initial letter in the book of Lund.