Business Records of the Wall Family of Burford, Oxfordshire

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      GB 161 MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 302-8, c. 819-26, d. 1058-9, e. 694
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Scope and Content

Business records of the Wall family, consisting predominantly of financial records.

Administrative / Biographical History

Abiah Daniel, a member of a family of flax-dressers, established a haberdashery in the High Street in Burford, Oxfordshire at the end of the 18th century. She subsequently married an Eynsham ropemaker, James Wall, who set up a ropemaking business in the High Street. This business was continued by his son Jabez and developed late in the 19th century into a general goods store and builders merchants. His son, Jabez James Wall, diversified into cycle manufacture and repairs in the early 20th century.

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Acquisition Information

The records were deposited in the Library in 1955, and given in 1986.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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