Bundle: Documents relating to the Quay St building

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 OCA/18/1
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1851-1853
  • Physical Description
      130 pieces  some pieces torn, dirty etc.

Scope and Content

Documents relating to the refurbishment of the Quay St. building. Mostly bills and receipts of contractors:

  • Order for matting for Quay St. building, March 1851.
  • Account for sale of items from Quay St. at auction, 21 April 1851.
  • Bills and receipt for ornamental railings from Vernon Kitchen, 1851.
  • Accounts for masonry work by W and G Womack, George and John Kirkley (roofing) William Birch, George Ward (plumber and glazier), Jun-Jul 1851.
  • Bill for copper steam closet purchases from Grigg and Jenkinson, Dec 1851.
  • Receipt for chemical sand bath from W Cockshott, Clitheroe, 1851.
  • Property and income tax liabilities of Quay St. properties for 1851, includes the porter's cottage.
  • Account of Cuffley and Heighway for hanging wallpaper.
  • Account and receipt for plumbing work by John Jefferies, Dec 1851.
  • Bill for legal work undertaken for Trustees by Barlow & Aston Solicitors (1851).
  • List of instructions submitted to various contractors by the Trustees, 17 Oct -1 Dec 1851.
  • Account for ventilation work for laboratory from John Sylvester, Dec 1851.
  • Account for James Barker's building work for laboratory, 1851-1852.
  • Receipts of payment to contractors 1851-1852 (29 pieces).
  • Account and receipt for brickwork by William Wright, Dec 1851-Jan 1852.
  • Bundle of correspondence, mostly letters from Travis and Magnall, architects to the Trustees advising payment of contractor's bills, (1851) and several letters from contractors requesting payment or estimates (21 pieces), 1851-1852.
  • Account and receipt of Peter Leigh for ironwork, fitting of boiler, and ventilation equipment, 1851-1852.
  • Account for joinery work by William Birch at chemistry laboratory, Jan 1852, submitted to Travis and Magnall, architects.
  • Account for roofing work done by John and George Kirkley on new laboratory roof, Jan 1852.
  • Account for George Hughes, paining and decorating wok at chemical laboratory, Jan 1852.
  • Receipt of payment to John Kaye for carpets supplied to Owens College, Jan 1852.
  • Account for plumbing and gas fittings by James Livingstone at the chemical laboratory, measured by Travis and Magnall, 13 Jan 1852.
  • Accounts for contractors for the chemical laboratory, Jan 1852.
  • Income/expenditure account for Auxiliary Fund.
  • List of accounts for contractors working on new laboratory [1851-1852].
  • Final (?) account of William birch for work undertaken at College 1852.
  • Account for cost of furnaces at chemical laboratory [1852].
  • Account for work done on new laboratory, Feb 1852 [torn].
  • Account and railway freight receipts for Thomas and Magnall (architects) for costs incurred in design of chemical laboratory 1852.
  • Manuscript copy of Owens College general account n.d.
  • Rough income/expenditure account for laboratory building, July 1852.
  • Note from Town Clerk of Manchester, 24 Sep 1852, re. sewage problems in Quay St, July 1852.
  • Account for plumbing work at new laboratory by John Winder, 1852.
  • Account for Peter Jones re. work at chemical laboratory [1852].
  • Accounts for John Winder (plumbing), George Hughes (painting and decorating), James Livingston, J and S Patteson (masonry) and James Livingston (gas fittings) 1852-1853.
  • Account for James Livingston's plumbing work at Quay St.
  • Account for flaggings supplied by John Routledge 1852.
  • Receipt for coir matting bought from Henshaw's Blind Asylum, 1852.
  • Account for work undertaken at laboratory [1852?].
  • Estimate for cost of furnaces at College n.d..
  • Account for work on drawings for laboratory furnaces undertaken by Travis and Magnall, architects.
  • Account and receipt of payment to John Rutledge for masonry work at chemical laboratory, 1852.
  • List of orders for equipment submitted, 1852/3.
  • Receipt for sale of consols paid to account of James Heywood from Cunliffe, Brooks & Co, 18 July 1853.
  • Account of cost of damage at chemical laboratory caused by faulty boiler, n.d.
  • Credit note for Auxiliary Fund
  • Accounts and receipts for building work undertaken by Robert Neill.
  • Receipt of payment from Thomas Sowler for advertising in Manchester Courier.