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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Herrick Family of Leicestershire

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 216, c. 474-84
Title: Papers of the Herrick Family of Leicestershire
Dates of Creation: 16th-19th cent.
Extent: 12 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

The Herrick family of Leicestershire included Sir William Herrick (1562-1653), who was a goldsmith and moneylender, and one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer of Receipt, 1616-23.

Scope and Content

Papers of the Herrick family of Leicestershire, consisting of family letters, and official business and estate papers. Most of the papers are of Sir William Herrick.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Hofmann and Freeman, with the aid of a grant from the fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum, in 1968.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39666-77.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Sir William Herrick (MSS. Eng. hist. b. 244-8(R), b. 249, c. 1292-318).

Publication Note

Many of the papers are printed in John Nichols, History and antiquities of the county of Leicester (London, 1795-1811).

Access Points


Herrick | William | 1562-1653 | Sir | Knight, Goldsmith, and Teller of the Exchequer

Herrick | family | Leicestershire

England and Wales | Exchequer

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