Account Books

Scope and Content

This series of account books was compiled on a monthly basis and details income and expenditure for the school. The income is mostly dealt with briefly, but the expenditure is very detailed. These are variously described as Superintendants or Treasurers accounts. In fact, in the early years at Ackworth these officers were one and the same. From 1791, a bookeeper was appointed to keep the accounts in better order, though they continued to be presented as the superintendant's/treasurer's accounts. The separate office of Treasurer seems only to have existed in the London Committee, as there is no list of treasurers employed at Ackworth.


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