For over four hundred years, the Hastings family (variously barons Hastings, Botreaux, Hungerford, Loughborough and Moleyns, earls of Huntingdon, Pembroke and Moira, and marquesses of Hastings) played a significant role in English political life and exercised vast local influence in Leicestershire and other English counties. The Hastings family members were active in Parliament and at Court and acted as Lords Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland and Warwickshire. The Hastings collection contains accounts, deeds, rental records, legal papers, court records, household books, inventories and catalogs of family papers, estate and manorial papers, and correspondence relating to the estates, personal and financial affairs of the Hastings family. Most of the materials deal with national and local politics during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I, as well as the English Civil War (1641-1649), Protectorate, Restoration, and the American Revolution.
Alchemical, medical and technical compilation: [manuscript], 15th-16th centuries
Consisting of parts of several manuscripts of separate origin, but by now impossible to distinguish precisely one from the other, brought together in the late 15th century.
Call number: mssHU 1051
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