Records of licensed malt manufacture in Nottinghamshire, 1810-1814

Scope and Content

The cover of the notebook bears the title: 'Malt made and licensed in the years 1810 and 1811';in fact, entries in the volume are dated up to 1814. Each page contains five columns: date, the nameof the person whose malt was licensed, and the weight in terms of quarters, stones and pounds. Mostof the volume is made up of this type of entry. The name of Henry Daws occurs regularly. The volumeincludes a few loose leaves, detailing accounts of unpaid duty on barley and malt.

Administrative / Biographical History

It is difficult to judge from internal evidence whether the account book which comprises thiscollection was the property of someone producing malt, licensing it, or collecting duty from it.Although no documented provenance is available, the notebook was probably compiled by a localmaltster or malt licenser. Several references to the name Henry Daws, and a similarity ofhandwriting, suggests a link between these records and a separate volume, which records accounts ofa Henry Daws, identified in them as a maltster or brewer and a Justice of the Peace inNottinghamshire (See GB 159 56-60).


No archival arrangement has been necessary

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the notebook. Copyright on thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make any published use of the notebook must be sought in advance inwriting from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishing to publish.

Custodial History

The records were given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in 1960.

Related Material

  • The University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Cash books ofHenry Daws (distiller maltster or brewer of Nottinghamshire). 1786-1816. Reference number: FR59-60