Photocopy of John Brice's ledger of plumbing and glazing work carried out in south Nottinghamshire; 1858-1869

Scope and Content

The collection contains one photocopy of an original ledger containing accounts of work done for various clients; the work was mostly glazing and work (unspecified, but probably painting) on window frames, and also some plumbing and ironwork. One of the most significant clients was Earl Manvers. The ledgers details work done in various places, mostly Cotgrave and Holme Pierrepont (including work on Holme Pierrepont Hall), but also Radcliffe-on-Trent, Gamston, Adbolton, Clipston, Bassingfield, Stragglethorpe and Shelford.

The first page gives the name John Brice as the creditor of the clients detailed in the ledger, and some subsequent entries have been annotated 'settled' and signed by Jno. Brice.

Administrative / Biographical History

The original volume was probably created by John Brice of Radcliffe-on-Trent, described as 'grocer, plumber and painter' in White's Nottinghamshire Directory of 1864. Online census indexes suggest that Brice was born in 1811 in Bingham. A John Brice died, aged 61, in the September quarter of 1870 in the Bingham registration district of Nottinghamshire.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

The photocopy was acquired by The University of Nottingham in 1984.