Cardiganshire Estate Agent's Account Book

Scope and Content

This account book has the names of farms owned by an unnamed Cardiganshire estate and also contains many other interesting references e.g. details of repairs at the town house of Aberystwyth, particulars for the buckles, shoes and stockings of an under-butler, the disbursements on behalf of a cowman named Lewis Jones for a razor, a hat and wooden shoes in 1777.

The manuscript is of great value as evidence of contemporary prices for all joinery work, carriage of lime and gravel, thrives and thatch for houses, flagging bricks etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information was available regarding the Agent responsible for creating this account book. In addition, little is known about the Cardiganshire estate which he represented, other than the names of the farms owned by the estate, namely, Gwaunyfydde, Nantygarlleg, Cefendyrus, The Abbey, Penrhiwfelen, Dolebolion, Rhydygwreiddyn, Melin Abergwesin etc.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 365

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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