Export ledger with a printed title page 'Beer Surveys, No.1. To be used for brandy & wine stock book, ruled, unruled, distillery & cider minutes & distillery checks', possibly kept by John Burton, excise export surveyor, from 11-18 Oct 1836, and numbered '12' on the cover. Items examined in the City of London and Southwark include glass 'packed for exportation', (including bottles for beer and wine), tobacco, paper and soap, also bricks being shipped from Bridport, Dorset, in 1850. Transcripts of instructions, memoranda, licences etc and printed forms (export packing certificates, payment of excise declarations, export shipping notices etc) are also included.
Export ledger, 1836
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 571
- Dates of Creation1836
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 99 leaves
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Administrative / Biographical History
Excise are inland duties levied on articles at the time of their manufacture, notably, alcoholic drinks, but has also included salt, paper and glass. In 1643 a Board of Excise was established by the Long Parliament, to organize the collection of duties in London and the provinces. Excise duty was settled by statute in 1660. A permanent board of Excise for England and Wales was established in 1683 with separate boards for Ireland in 1682 and Scotland in 1707.
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Bought from Elkin Mathews in 1962.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
8½" x 5½". Bound in vellum.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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