Carte, John

Scope and Content

Two manuscript volumes containing accounts of John Carte of Ampthill, giving details of work done as a glazier, and, less frequently, as a plumber and decorator, 1793-1811. Customers are named, as are their places of residence, mostly in the immediate vicinity of Ampthill. Inserted loosely are four bills addressed to Carte for plumbing equipment and glass supplied from Birmingham and London, 1810-1815.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


2 volumes

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Stanley Crowe in 1964.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

192 x 160mm

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

These volumes were formerly deposited in the Bedfordshire Record Office (Ref: DXX 168/90-1).