Account Book of William Birkett with His Grace Henry Duke of Newcastle; 18th May to 31st December 1799

Scope and Content

1 account book. Appears to be the accounts for a large, mainly sheep and barley farm, with plenty of labour. Accounts for flock, stock, grain, labour (names include two Birketts), taxes and assessments etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Birkett family retained its connection with the Clumber estate until at least the late nineteenth century. They were farming at Foston near Grantham in the 1930s and later moved to Leicestershire.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Rear cover is detached.

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Custodial History

The volume passed to Mr G Birkett, great-grandson of William, and subsequently to his widow. The volume was acquired in 2014.