Account book, domestic

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing a record of housekeeping expenses, 1766-1848. The account book contains annual expenses from 1766-1768, weekly expenses from Jan 1769-Aug 1787, mostly for food and washing clothes, and weekly household expenses from Aug 1837 to Nov 1847 with details of servants' wages from Nov 1837 to Nov 1848. The expenses for Aug 1837 are headed '10 Avenue Road, Regent's Park'. Includes a list headed 'Books in Library in Margaret's Room', dated 7 Sep 1837; the works are mainly religious. Some pages have been used for notes and jottings.

Administrative / Biographical History

According to Boyle's fashionable court and country guide and the Post Office London Directory , 10 Avenue Road, Regent's Park, London, was occupied by Charles and Mrs Otter in April 1838, and by Mrs Smith and Miss Prest in 1844, 1845 and 1847.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from H.W. Pratley, Hall's Bookshop, in 1958.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

12½" x 8"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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