Baker, Jonathan

Scope and Content

Notebook compiled by Jonathan Baker containing mathematical problems and tables, dated 29 July 1765. The notebook was also used for entering his accounts between 1782 and 1796, with some later, more general, additions to 1800, mostly relating to his work as a cobbler, but also accounts of household expenses and rents received. The accounts mention places between Cirencester and Newnham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jonathan Baker was probably a cobbler somewhere in Gloucestershire.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from W.A. Myers, Ltd. in 1960.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

7¼" x 6". In original boards with vellum spine.

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.