Sales daybook

Scope and Content

Sales daybook (1 January 1912-4 February 1918) 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). Entries for 1 January 1918 to 4 February 1918 (pp. 452-461) crossed with annotation 'See new daybook'. 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). Ruled paper. Handwritten. 1 volume. 482 pp. (461 containing entries). Blue marbled endpapers. No cover. No spine.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Conservation work undertaken on the volume in 2016. Leather cover removed due to red rot degradation.

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