The MERRIMOLES, NETTLEBED, OXFORDSHIRE COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: Records of Merrimoles estate 1903-1966: rent rolls, 1915-1951; ledgers 1932-1956; household account book 1941-1956; journal of purchases and sales 1954-1956; carpenters account book 1940-1954; cash books 1946-1956; sale catalogue 1966; labour account book 1903-1940; notes on wages 1904-1939; account book of labour payments and PAYE deductions 1944-1960; accounts of domestic staff wages at Joyce Grove and 27 Grosvenor Square, London, 1939; accounts for domestic staff wages at Merrimoles and 27 Gosvenor Square, London 1940-1946; vehicle log books 1954-1958; valuations of live and dead stock on Merrimoles estate 1937-1956

Administrative / Biographical History

Lord CAMOYS of Stoner Park sold his Nettlebed estate to H. H. GARDNER in 1894. Robert Fleming, the donor's grandfather, bought the estate in 1903 and in 1924 increased his landholding by the purchase of further property in Scotland. The donor took possession of the estate in 1938. His family were originally financiers in Britain and the United States.

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • LOG BOOKS
  • VALUATIONS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit September 1968 by Col. Peter Fleming, (Farm Records Accession Number 520)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 24 April 2003

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist