Exchequer Accounts

Scope and Content

Statement of Exchequer receipts and payments, 6 October 1758 - 5 October 1759, 121 folios. On fo. 1v is the bookplate of J. Eliot Hodgkin 1881. On the inside cover: 'Hodgkin sale Lot 495'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Exchequer was divided into two parts. The lower Exchequer, also called the Receipt, was responsible for receiving and dispensing public revenue. The upper Exchequer was a court that sat twice a year to check the accounts. The volume relates to the lower Exchequer.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1914.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers relating to the Exchequer, MSS.Add.4433 and 4434.