Sales daybook (15 November 1948-26 September 1950) of John Sparks Ltd, dealer in Chinese art (London). Book of prime entry in which John Sparks Ltd recorded sales invoices issued to its clients for goods or services supplied in the course of its trade. Entries in the daybook record the stock number of goods supplied , , date of invoice, name of client account, brief description of goods supplied or services vended, page number for client account in Sales ledger in which invoice posted , value of individual invoice (£-s-d), and total value of invoices (£-s-d). Invoice entries are arranged chronologically in the daybook by date, with a running total of invoices for each month at bottom of page (£-s-d). Daybook also records 'Credits' posted to client accounts by John Sparks Ltd for goods returned to the company, November 1948-September 1950 (pp. 578-600). Credit entries record: stock number of returned goods, date credit issued, name of client account, brief description of returned goods, page number for client account in Sales ledger in which credit posted , and value of credit (£-s-d). Credit entries arranged in reverse order by date, with running total of credit for each month at bottom of each page (£-s-d). Ruled paper. Handwritten. 1 volume. 603 pp. (600 containing entries). Brown and blue marbled endpapers. No cover. No spine.
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- ReferenceGB 102 JSP/03/11
- Dates of Creation15 November 1948-26 September 1950
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Closed under data protection legislation until 1st January 2034
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Conservation work undertaken on the volume in 2016. Leather cover removed due to red rot degradation.