The collection comprises a single series of four cash books covering the period from 1866 to 1880which are divided into Mellors' expenditure on charity, farm, house, garden and horses. Some looseaccounts and a valuation of individual tools, implements and harnesses are also present. The papersin this collection are written in various different hands.
The volumes are an incomplete record of Mellors' farm and domestic expenditure. Their value wouldbe enhanced if further evidence could be found to identify Mellors. They provide an insight into thecost of a variety of goods and services purchased by a gentleman farmer at the time.