Account book, Chippenham, 1792-1799

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from R.C. Hatchwell in 1963.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

16¼" x 10½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

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