Account book of Jabez Ride, blacksmith of Mugginton, Derbyshire, 1919-1926

Scope and Content

The account book covers the period 1919 to 1926 and is divided into Ride's customers and the workthat he did for them with the payment received. The book throws light on an essential element of therural economy - the blacksmith - as pictured at Mugginton in the early twentieth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

The account book is written in the hand of Emma Ride, the wife of Jabez Ride, blacksmith at theSmithy, Mugginton, Derbyshire. A 1916 trade directory records a William Ride as blacksmith atMugginton, Jabez Ride is recorded in that role in a directory for 1941. He retired from the businesssoon after and moved to Hulland Ward, Derbyshire.


The account book is arranged chronologially.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make any published use of the account book must be sought in advance inwriting from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email The Department willtry to assist in identifying copyright owners but this is often difficult and the responsibility forcopyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishing to publish.


Custodial History

The account book was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in February 1978.