Ramsey Parish Workhouse Bills and Receipts

Scope and Content

A collection of receipts and invoices to the overseers and others for expenses in connection with the inhabitants of the workhouse of Ramsey parish, Huntingdonshire, including an itemized barber's account for shaving poor persons in the workhouse, and a merchant's account for supplying plates, pots, combs, hair brushes, pins, oil, etc.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the Cambridge booksellers Bowes and Bowes in November 1937 (Catalogue 485, No. 336).


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Supplementary Hand-List of Western Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937 (English MS 904).