Account book of a private bank, probably that of Messrs James Montagu of Chippenham, Wiltshire, May 1792-Nov 1799. Many of the entries record subscriptions to the Berkshire and Wiltshire Canal and the 'Western Canal'. People and families frequently mentioned include the Fludyers of Chippenham, Robert Ashe, the Gabys of Chippenham, Matthew Humphreys, Messrs Whitehead and Howard [of Shipston-on-Stow, Warwickshire], and William Knight.
Account book, Chippenham, 1792-1799
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 580
- Dates of Creation1792-1799
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 324 leaves
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Bought from R.C. Hatchwell in 1963.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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