Acts regarding Merchants of the Staple

Scope and Content

A compendium of Acts of Parliament regarding merchants of the staple, 2 Edw. III to 20 Hen. VI, 65 folios. The title suggests the 'xxxvith yere of Kynge Henry the sixt' as the date of composition.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Samuel Sandars, 1894.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume belonged to Robert Constable, serjeant at law, and includes an 18th century entry, 'Mad Susan Laye her book' (fo. 51v). A cutting from a Quaritch catalogue of 1881 has also been pasted into the volume, and has it featured as no. 65. It was probably bought by Samuel Sandars.


For further information see J.H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1996), pp. 593-594.