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Excise Officer's notebook

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 707
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Excise Officer's notebook
Date(s): [1827-1860]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 90 leaves
Name of creator(s): Stroud, Richard (1799-1876) excise officer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Stroud was born in December 1799. He joined the excise service in 1827 and began his training in the Dorchester 2nd division. By December 1827, Stroud was qualified to survey brewers, victuallers, tanners, soapmakers and other dealers. His career was peripatetic and took him to Bristol, Andover, Campbeltown, Oxford, and the Isle of Wight amongst other places. He retired on grounds of ill health in 1853.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notebook kept by an excise officer in service between 1827 and 1854, during which time he acted in Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, the Isle of Wight, Bristol, Southampton, Liverpool, Scotland and Ireland. The notes are of an extremely miscellaneous nature, mostly not of a professional kind; they include cask sizes, import of tobacco and snuff, recipes, historical notes and tables, addresses, and extracts from the churchwardens' accounts of Banwell, Somerset.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Jabez Elliott in 1967.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 2001

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