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Household bills and receipts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 741
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Household bills and receipts
Date(s): 1723-1869
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 42 items
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of bills and receipts, 1723-1869, most for food, clothing, jewellery and household items such as fuel and furniture. Many are printed forms completed in manuscript.
Eight bills, all dated 1862, are addressed to Miss or Mrs. Hall, and three, dated 1868-1869, to the executors of George Pratt. Twenty-nine bills and receipts have printed headings, some with engravings. Includes a printed circular of 1845 from Kevan and Buttle, Glasgow, advertising a new department for 'Millinery and ladies under-clothing'. A bill of June 1807 gives the costs (102 12s) of printing [Louis Dutens's] Memoires d'un voyageur qui se repose, and Dutensiana, pour servir de suite aux memoires (3 vols, Dulau and Co, 1806).

Access & Use

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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 E. Hall in 1966. Formerly with MS.699.

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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:
Dec 2001

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