Petty Cash Books

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/56
  • Dates of Creation
      1897-1957
  • Physical Description
      8 vols; EGR14/56/1-3: 30.5 x 13 cm, board covers, quarter-bound in buckram;  EGR14/56/4-8: 32 x 20.5 cm, board covers, quarter-bound in buckram; paper labels pasted to upper covers of EGR14/56/5-8. Condition: front hinge of EGR14/56/1 broken.

Scope and Content

Petty cash books EGR14/56/1-3 record on the debit side (left-hand pages) receipts of petty cash from the Estate account, and on the credit side disbursements for telegrams, telephone charges, postage and receipt stamps, carriage, travelling expenses, and sundry office expenses such as cleaning bills and purchases of small items of equipment and stationery. Balances were struck at the end of each month. From January 1904 the monthly cash accounts are followed by analyses of expenditure under the following heads: postage and receipt stamps, telegrams and telephone, stamps on agreements, and small disbursements.

EGR14/56/4-8 are analysed petty cash books, with columns provided for expenditure under the headings of postage, receipt stamps, agreement stamps, office travelling expenses, national insurance stamps, teas etc., office expenses and sundries. Balances were struck every fortnight in EGR14/56/4, every three or four weeks in later items. Summaries of expenditure under the various heads were made at the end of each calendar year.

  • /1: Jan 1897-Jun 1908
  • /2: Jul 1908-Jul 1910
  • /3: Jul 1910-Nov 1919
  • /4: Jan 1930-Aug 1934
  • /5: Jan 1939-Dec 1943
  • /6: Jan 1944-Sep 1949
  • /7: Sep 1949-Jan 1954
  • /8: Feb 1954-Dec 1957

Acquisition Information

All items were received from the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham in April 1981.