Papers of the Herrick Family of Leicestershire

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. b. 216, c. 474-84
  • Dates of Creation
      16th-19th century
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      12 shelfmarks

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 / 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.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other 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 Material

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


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