Scope and Content

Consists of private ledgers 1866-1953; sales ledgers including general, retail and wholesale 1849-1930; bought ledger 1863-1942; capital ledger 1887-1931; personal ledger of Reuben Hunt n.d.[c 1900]; private cash book and journal 1936-1943; day book sales 1908-1947; day book of purchases 1937-1947; general account book 1825-1855; audited financial statements 1801-1920; financial statements 1899-1921; memorandum and articles of association 1899-1950; sales analyses book of customers 1895-1950; sales analyses book of implements and machines 1872-1904; sales analyses book of agricultural and transmission machinery 1924-1929; sales analyses book of shippers 1913-1949; sales register 1885-1897; index book of terms 1880's-1906; summary book of sales and wages 1899-1940; summary book of material bough 1898-1917; personal letter book of H Hunt 1896-1909; index book of customers orders 1942-1943; accidents of workmen book 1909-1910; absence of workmen 1870; list of workmen 1914; bundles of correspondence, labour records, union employees federation, materials bought and sold 1893-1930's; valuations of Atlas works [c1880]-1946; stock book 1939-1946; machine specification book early 1870's-1932; turnery work costing book and order book 1930's-1954; index book of bought materials and prices 1911-1939; timber supplies 1912-1942; index books of customers hiring machinery 1943-1944; bundles of material relating to Mr A Hunts South African journey 1935; bundles of material relating to Mr R J Hunt's Indian journey 1926-1927; rent books 1889-1944; property account book 1909-1928; farm account book Green Farm 1937-1943; album of printing block proofs n.d.[twentieth century]; Hunts publications n.d.[twentieth century]; papers relating to the Conservative political party 1900-1937; bundles of material relating to local cricket, football, social clubs and Essex Otter Hounds, hunting and shooting, Essex Education Committee, damage to the buttress of Colne Priory and the Essex Rivers Catchment Board 1899-1939; bundles of receipts and bills of Hunts family 1916-1917; personal correspondence of H Hunt and P H Cauldwell 1897-1908; bundle of material relating to the estate of J E N Sherwood 1936-1941; customer, special and draft order books 1889-1918; internal requisition books for cash sales to customers 1900-1920; foreman's orders series A 1908-1914; foreman's orders series B 1908-1913; foreman's orders series C 1907-1913; pattern shop orders 1902-1909; drawings 1877-1912; costings book 1891-1909; costings files 1885-1894; stock records 1914-1918; labour books 1906-1918; day book sales 1947-1967; printing proofs and art works [c1860]-1941; photographs 1870-1950's

Administrative / Biographical History

R Hunt and Co Ltd were located at Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex. R Hunt and Co Ltd were acquired by Christy Norris Ltd in 1985 and the new company was renamed Christy Hunt.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited in 1974 and 1981


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

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A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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