A grant by Henry II
To St Peter’s Abbey, Gloucester, of his manor of Maisemore. It is part of the archives of the Berkeleys of Spetchley. The deed was taken back into Crown hands at the dissolution of the monasteries and then went to the Compton family when they acquired Hartpury later in the 16th century because included in the grant (though not stated) is 200 a. of woodland in Hartpury.
An illuminated book
From the family collection. The illumination comes from the Neville Hours, c1410, purchased by the Eighth Earl because he thought it had a family connection.
A medical treatise
Describing characteristics of the four humours (sanguine, choleric, etc.)