Household bills and receipts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection of bills and receipts, 1723-1869, most for food, clothing, jewellery and household items such as fuel and furniture. Many are printed forms completed in manuscript. Eight bills, all dated 1862, are addressed to Miss or Mrs. Hall, and three, dated 1868-1869, to the executors of George Pratt. Twenty-nine bills and receipts have printed headings, some with engravings. Includes a printed circular of 1845 from Kevan and Buttle, Glasgow, advertising a new department for 'Millinery and ladies under-clothing'. A bill of June 1807 gives the costs (£102 12s) of printing [Louis Dutens's] Memoires d'un voyageur qui se repose, and Dutensiana, pour servir de suite aux memoires (3 vols, Dulau and Co, 1806).

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Bought from E. Hall in 1966. Formerly with MS.699.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

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.