John Jackson ledgers relating to the naval administration

3 manuscript volumes

Three manuscript volumes comprising the correspondence and bills of John Jackson. His meticulously detailed correspondence and accounts reveal vast amounts about Maltese trade, the mechanics of privateering, and the opportunities for profiteering.

  • Author: Jackson, John.
  • Title: John Jackson ledgers relating to the naval administration, export, and privateering activities in Malta, 1807-1813.

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LWL Mss Vol. 240

Acquired June 2018

Account book recording personal expenditure and receipts

Manuscript account book in a single hand recording the personal expenditures of Lady Sophia Wodehouse between January 1798 and December 1816. The volume lists the payments that she received from her husband as well as a range of personal and household expenses for herself and her children, documenting the kind of expenditures made by a woman, wife, and mother from the aristocracy at the turn of the nineteenth century, living between London and a grand manor in Norwich. In addition to the meticulous detail of wages paid to household servants and craftsman and laborers (chimney sweep) and payments made to “various poor people”, the list includes payments to a mantua maker, confectioners, grocers, shoemakers, and haberdashers; fees for silk stockings, hair powder, “Twining tea, coffee, & chocolate”, wax and spemaceti candles. The record includes in some cases the names of the suppliers and London businesses (Barto Valle). Three laid-in pages includes a list of 16 recipients of “Christmas boxes 1810” that include: “glasiers boy”, “butchers boy”, “blacksmiths boy”, “wheelwright boy”, “chimney sweeper”, etc. The last few pages provide a grand total of expenses represented in the volume in various categories.

  • AuthorWodehouse, Sophia, 1747-1825.
  • TitleAccount book recording personal expenditure and receipts, 1798 Jan 29-1816 Dec 15.

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LWL Mss Vol. 227

Acquired November 2016

Accounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont

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Kept by the accountant William Pickin, this volume records a full year’s accounts for the estates of Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers. This includes the income and expenditure for 31 estates from Burgh, Hemingby and Asterly in Lincolnshire, Old Cotes, Beighton and Adwick upon Dearne in Yorkshire, and Perlethorpe, Budby and Edwinston in Nottinghamshire. The final 20 leaves are the extensive accounts for Thoresby Hall, the Nottinghamshire residence of Charles Pierrepont. They record monthly expenditure for the running of the house and lands including: housekeeping bills, taxes and parish dues, gardens and nursery, out work repairs, servants wages, stables, husbandry and miscellaneous payments. Evidently a philanthropic man, Pierrepont paid for the children’s shoes, meat, bread and teachers’ salary at nearby Budby school. The table of summary records February as the month of lowest expenditure (£195.2.1) and December as the highest (£4923.5.1); the total expenditure for the year being £7928.19.0.

  • AuthorPickin, William.
  • TitleAccounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont, 1794.

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LWL Mss vol. 220

Acquired April 2016

Household accounts for Prince Frederick, Duke of York

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Leaves from an account book, in various hands, listing salary payments to household and stable staff and payments for boardwages, allowances, and extraordinaries as well as payments from the Exchequer and other allowances, for the periods ending 5 July 1790, 10 October 1794. 5 July 1798, and 11 November 1798. Also contains 5 pages of accounts for servants of Prince William, Edward, Ernest, Augustus and Adolphius for the period 5 July 1798 and signed 11 November 1798 by King George III.

  • TitleHousehold accounts for Prince Frederick, Duke of York, 1790 July 5-29 September 1798.

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Folio LWL Mss Vol. 221

Acquired March 2016

Accounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont

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Kept by the accountant William Pickin, this volume records a full year’s accounts for the estates of Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers. This includes the income and expenditure for 31 estates from Burgh, Hemingby and Asterly in Lincolnshire, Old Cotes, Beighton and Adwick upon Dearne in Yorkshire, and Perlethorpe, Budby and Edwinston in Nottinghamshire. The final 20 leaves are the extensive accounts for Thoresby Hall, the Nottinghamshire residence of Charles Pierrepont. They record monthly expenditure for the running of the house and lands including: housekeeping bills, taxes and parish dues, gardens and nursery, out work repairs, servants wages, stables, husbandry and miscellaneous payments. Evidently a philanthropic man, Pierrepont paid for the children’s shoes, meat, bread and teachers’ salary at nearby Budby school. The table of summary records February as the month of lowest expenditure (£195.2.1) and December as the highest (£4923.5.1); the total expenditure for the year being £7928.19.0.

  • AuthorPickin, William. 
  • TitleAccounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont, 1794.

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Folio LWL Mss Vol. 220

Acquired April 2016

Accounts, South Shields and Bill Quay bottle works

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Seven manuscript accounts varying in length from 9 to 14 pages each, dated 1790 and 1793 for two glass bottle factories, one at South Shields and the other at Bill Quay (now part of Gateshead) in County Durham. The inventories list figures for bottles, breakage, “soap ashes”, iron, coal, and instruments; also records stock, lists of creditors and debtors, expenses and profits.

  • TitleAccounts, South Shields and Bill Quay bottle works, County Durham, 1790 January 11, 1793 January 1.

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LWL Mss Vol. 211

Acquired July 2013

Account book of Rev. Miles Tarn

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A personal account book kept by Miles Tarn beginning two years before he attended Queen’s College, Oxford and ending in the year of his death 1797. He provides a biographical sketch as well as details of the births, marriages, and deaths of his eleven children by his first wife, Mary (died 26 February 1784); he traces the history of the family estate at Wray beginning in 1615. The entry recording his marriage to second wife, Grace Peele of Cocersmouth is followed by an entry (in his wife’s hand?) that records the details of the time and date of his death and details of the funeral and burial. The bulk of the manuscript details his expenses. Of particular interest are the entries for the 1750’s as he set up a home in Dean after becoming rector. Items listed include: furniture, crockery, household utensils, clothing, fruit trees and gardening tools; monies lent and wages paid to workmen.

  • AuthorTarn, Miles, 1719-1797.
  • TitleAccount book of Rev. Miles Tarn’s, Rector of Dean in Cumbria, 1735-1797.

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LWL Mss Vol. 212

Acquired January 2014

Account of what I pay for my father, 1754 1 June-1754 July 19

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An itemized list of payments made between 1 June and 19 July 1754, an accounting for expenses by a young man to his father (possibly a brewer). The approximately 89 transaction give a glimpse at the young man’s life style; among the expenses are payments for loads of coal, food (sugar, tea, and bread most frequently), foreign postage, paper, church dues , and unspecified services; also included are payments for apprentice fees, the care and feeding of his horse, new clothing, mending and washing; other fees for services include payments to washerwomen, brick makers, carters, field laborers for weeding potatoes, etc.

  • Title: Account of what I pay for my father, 1754 1 June-1754 July 19.

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LWL Mss File 110

Acquired January 2013

Churchwarden’s accounts, Gamlingay, 1739 April-1740 June

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An account of the disbursements made to the churchwarden Christopher Parson for expenses paid out from April 1740 to April 1741. Recorded are the expenses for trips to Cambridge, payments to ringers for a celebration on the anniversary of the restoration of Charles II, the coronation of George II, and for Guy Fawkes Day; payments for hedgehogs, beer, books, repairs to the bells, etc.; with later annotations describing the location of the town and reasons for the expenditures. On the verso, the names of ten individuals who approved the accounts.

  • Author: Parson, Christopher.
  • Title: Churchwarden’s accounts, Gamlingay, 1739 April-1740 June.

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LWL Mss File 106+

Acquired January 2013

Itemized receipts for produce sold to Lord and Lady Glenbervie…

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Itemized receipts for produce sold to Lord and Lady Glenbervie by seedsman James Austin, 1814 Jan 31-1815 Feb 7.

LWL Mss File 45+

Manuscripts, in a single hand, listing the produce sold to Lord Glenbervie — all vegetables — and the fruit listed separately as sold to Lady Glenbervie for the period 31 Jan 1814 till 20 Dec 1814. The seedsman is identified as James Austin of Kingston. A separate receipt for two-pence and blind stamped is dated February 1815.

Itemized receipts for produce sold to Lord and Lady Glenbervie...Subjects (Library of Congress): Astin, James; Glenbervie, Sylvester Douglas, Baron, 1743-1823; Vegetables–England; Gardens–England.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: September, 2010