Library: Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6
Prayers, biblical extracts, and meditations, 1633 (1633. This copy was presented to a
later Elizabeth Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (the wife of the seventh earl;
the author of the manuscript was the wife of the fifth earl) on 20 July 1676,
but the manuscript itself was copied by the same scribal hand which copied out
the other three copies of this work. Two of those other copies are dated 1633,
the year of the writer's death, and so 1633 must be the date of transcription.
Hastings may have compiled the materials in the manuscript years earlier.