Copy Letter Books

Scope and Content

The series comprises eleven letter books which contain copies of the following documents: estate accounts; correspondence relating to the accounts, tenancy matters, road-making and estate works; legal instruments; schedules of land, rents, roads, fields etc.; and miscellaneous notes made by the staff at the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham. EGR14/66/1-5, & /7 were compiled by Maxwell Archibald Roscoe, estate surveyor and architect; EGR14/66/6 & /9-11 contain copies of documents written by Robert Cocks, agent, and Henry Pearson, cashier; EGR14/66/8 contains copies of documents produced by Roscoe, Cocks and Pearson.

The copy books provide detailed information on the administration of the estate. However, the copies were made on very thin paper and the quality of some copies is poor.