A bound volume that was used in the late 18th-century probably for instructors in a school to teach mathematical principles, with examples to illustrate the use of these principles and the answers to the questions, including one example with a drawing of a tower. From 1795-1807, Reverend J. Stopford reused the pages to mount receipts for household expenses, income and rent from properties in Louth; he used blank sheets to record expenditures for a variety of expenses and income, letters and accounts related to work in a school and staff to teach students, payments to other church officials, deacons and rectors, a copy of his letter of appointment to the school as well as receipts for the tuition and costs of boarding for his son. Elizabeth Addleshaw, for example, earned money for both “washing” and teaching of children”. Engraved receipts include ones from John Birkett at the Hat and Beaver in Black Frier Gate illustrated with an image of a beaver and receipts from businesses in Louth, T. Misdall, “dealer in foreign wines and spirituous liquors” and J. Jackson, “printer, bookseller, binder, stationer, and vendor of all genuine patent medicines. Agent for London and Country newspapers …” From 1878-1885 the blank pages at the end of the volume were used as a ledger to record cash payments for insurance, shipping companies, glass and gas, and a variety of businesses, and other expenses for companies in Manchester, London, and Barnsley; with death notices, letters, advertisements laid in. Stamps for “Edwin Bayford’s Family Mourning Warehouse, 16 Shamble Street Barnsley” and invoices and advertisements for various businesses including Rylands & Sons Limited, Manchester, Manchester, Sheffield, & Lincolnshire and Midland Railway Companies suggest this volume was used for a time to house advertisements related to the business of the warehouse and related services, from umbrellas to insurance and advertisements. Several letters from the firm of Spencer, Turner & Boldero inform the recipient of the death partners. An engraved, illustrated bill for the Shooter, Bayhorse Wentbridge includes the bill of fare. An index to the approximately 70 accounts appears toward the beginning of this section of the volume, written over pages that had been used by Stopford in the early 1802-1803.
- Creator: Stopford, Joshua, Reverend.
- Title: Reverend Stopford album of invoices and receipts, mathematical workbook : printed text and manuscript.
- Production: Louth, England, 1795-1807, 1787
LWL Mss Vol. 264
Acquired September 2020