Ernest Augustus Perceval: Account Book

Scope and Content

Account book of Ernest Augustus Perceval, 130 folios: (fo. 1) note upon work and wages in the mills at Knutsford; (fo. 2v) various notes upon domestic matters; (fo. 15) notes upon certain payments and allowances; (fo. 16) general accounts, kept daily, January 1831 - December 1834; (fo. 64v) accounts of sums spent upon particular objects, 1835-1838; (fo. 120) drafts and receipts, 1831-1836; (fo. 129) rough notes and accounts for 1837. On the fly-leaves at the end are rough pencilled notes and accounts. On the fly-leaf at the beginning is the autograph of Ernest Augustus Perceval, 1 January 1831.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ernest Augustus Perceval (1807-1896) was the sixth son of statesman Spencer Perceval (1762-1812). He was Captain, 15th Hussars, and lived at Severn House, Henbury, Gloucestershire, then Chapel Cleeve, Bridgwater, Somerset. He married his cousin Beatrice, daughter of Sir John Trevelyan, 5th Baronet.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Spencer George Perceval, 1921.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on E.A. Perceval's son, S.G. Perceval, in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. V (Cambridge University Press, 1953), p. 90.

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