Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


English Legal Documents III, 1279-1668, consist of samples of handwriting from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries.

The collection includes 11 manorial documents: Wisbech, 1279; Wallington, 1302; Peterborough, 1314; Ely, 1317; Ipswich, 1327; Mansfield, 1329; Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 1343; Chantry, near Slymbridge, Glos., 1343; Bradford, 1368; Walton, n.d. (13th century?): South Sycke, n.d. (14th century).

Included also is a group of seventeenth century documents (agreements, receipts, etc.). for example, receipts for Army Levy, 1655, Militia tax, 1664, Tax for Royal Ayd, 1667; Carpenter's account for work done for Lord Townshend, 1666; agreement between two Army commanders (1650?). The documents are numbered 1 to 26.

Collection size: 27 items

Related manuscripts: English Legal Documents mss., English Legal Documents mss. II, English Legal Documents mss. IV

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.