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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7JEN
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: JENNINGS, Mary
Date(s): 1768-1773
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.25 A box (1 folder)
Name of creator(s): Jennings | Mary | fl 1768-1773


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of documents relating to the educational and personal expenses of a young lady, Mary Jennings [also known as Polly Jennings], comprising:

* 2 receipted accounts for amounts due to [Sarah and Eliza] Munn covering board, teaching, French, English, dancing, books, fowls when ill and covering the half-years Dec 1768 to Jun 1769 and Dec 1770 - Jun 1771

* 5 receipted bills to Miss Jennings of Greenwich, for haberdashery, linen and shoes, etc, 1768-1771

* Statement of income and expenditure of Mary / Polly Jennings for 1772-1773, signed by her uncle Solomon Bay

* Bill payable to [Nathan or Nathaniel] Clissold, signed by Solomon Bay, 29 Mar 1773.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line on the Women's Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Miss Norton [who may have previously purchased the items from Percy Dobell and Son, antiquarian booksellers in 1957]. Date of acquisition unknown. Rediscovered amongst 'unsorted archival miscellany' during the move of the Library, 2002 and formally accessioned, July 2003.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library Printed Collections holds further material relating to women's accounts. See for example: Mrs. Goodday's layings out for herself and children (Classmark as at Jan 2008: 640.42 GOO ); The household account book of Sarah Fell of Swarthmoor Hall / edited by Norman Penney (Classmark as at Jan 2008: 640.420942 FEL).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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