Papers of Mary Jennings

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7JEN
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.25 A box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

The archive consists of documents relating to the educational and personal expenses of a young lady, Mary Jennings [also known as Polly Jennings], comprising:

* 2 receipted accounts for amounts due to [Sarah and Eliza] Munn covering board, teaching, French, English, dancing, books, fowls when ill and covering the half-years Dec 1768 to Jun 1769 and Dec 1770 - Jun 1771

* 5 receipted bills to Miss Jennings of Greenwich, for haberdashery, linen and shoes, etc, 1768-1771

* Statement of income and expenditure of Mary / Polly Jennings for 1772-1773, signed by her uncle Solomon Bay

* Bill payable to [Nathan or Nathaniel] Clissold, signed by Solomon Bay, 29 Mar 1773

Administrative / Biographical History


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Miss Norton [who may have previously purchased the items from Percy Dobell & Son, antiquarian booksellers in 1957]. Date of acquisition unknown. Rediscovered amongst 'unsorted archival miscellany' during the move of the Library, 2002 and formally accessioned, July 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Fonds Description (1 folder only)

Related Material

The Women's Library Printed Collections holds further material relating to women's accounts. See for example: Mrs. Goodday's layings out for herself and children (Classmark as at Jan 2008: 640.42 GOO ); The household account book of Sarah Fell of Swarthmoor Hall / edited by Norman Penney (Classmark as at Jan 2008: 640.420942 FEL).