Journal and account book of Robert Broadley

Scope and Content

Includes a handwritten, bound journal and account book.

Administrative / Biographical History

There are no available biographical details for Robert Broadley, however, judging by his account book it could be assumed that he lived in the East Riding of Yorkshire, was possibly of independent means and had an interest in gambling and hunting. It is possible that he is the 'Robert Broadley' mentioned in William Wilberforce's journal entry dated 10 August 1794 and that he was a friend of Alderman Benjamin Blaydes Thompson, who was twice a Mayor of Hull.

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased from Jabez Elliott, 10 Middle Lane, Ringwood, Hants., December 1965 - January 1966