Memoranda book of John Graham Clarke, 1797

Scope and Content

The volume is an annotated printed memorandum book for the year 1797 (entitled 'The Newcastle'and printed by S. Hodgson). It contains printed columns for weekly accounts and appointments etc.with each page opening representing one week. At the back of the diary is printed informationcomprising a pocket trade directory for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area. Clarke completed the diaryuntil the week of 28 May when entries cease. The end papers of the diary have been used by Clarke tonote the names of the people that he invited to dinner and supper between January and April. Thediary entries themselves are largely dinner engagements giving the name of the host. These entriesare accompanied with weekly financial accounts.

The volume contains one loose item, a receipt for a sum of money paid as interest on a loanprovided by Ambrose Surtees. It is dated 12 January 1797.

Administrative / Biographical History

No details are yet known of John Graham Clarke other than can be derived from this volume. Hiswide social circle clearly included military men; he was sufficiently affluent as to invite fourteenpeople to dinner; and he may have lived in the vicinity of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

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Custodial History

The history of ownership of the diary before it was acquired by The University of Nottingham isnot recorded.