Papers of: Monckton, Edward Henry Cradock (1812-1878)

Scope and Content

Collections of chemical and alchemical recipes, chiefly translated from Hindi; also one book of notes on farming (MS.3613).

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.

Access Information

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

holograph notebooks.

Archivist's Note

description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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