Collections of chemical and alchemical recipes, chiefly translated from Hindi; also one book of notes on farming (MS.3613).
Papers of: Monckton, Edward Henry Cradock (1812-1878)
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- ReferenceGB 120 MSS.3596-3613
- Dates of Creation1842-1856
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description28 volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Henry Cradock Monckton was born in 1812. He worked for the East India Company in Bengal before retiring to Fineshade Abbey in Northamptonshire. He died in 1878.
The material is held in chronological order of composition, so far as can be established.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Purchased 1920 (accession numbers 40324-40342).
Other Finding Aids
Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973). Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat.
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