R.C. Flack: Correspondence and accounts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 MSS.Add.8056-8062
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1878-early 20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6 volumes and 1 box

Scope and Content

MSS.Add.8056-8059: Ledger books

Four volumes of tables of debit and credit containing descriptions of the clothes ordered and their prices. At the front of each ledger is a thumb index of customers, who are mainly members of the colleges, and who include Stanley Baldwin.

  • Ledger A, 1878-c. 1898
  • Ledger B, 1878-c. 1897
  • Ledger C, 1886-1899
  • Ledger D, 1890-1899

MSS.Add.8060-8061: Cash books

Two volumes containing running accounts for 1878-1886 and 1886-1895 respectively.

MS.Add.8062: Correspondence and photographs

A box of correspondence, late 19th-early 20th century, including orders from customers and letters regarding payment, with miscellaneous photographs, some of which are framed. There is an accompanying catalogue entry by Henry Bristow Ltd, Ringwood, Hampshire, describing the collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

R.C. Flack was a tailor and outfitter of Green Street, Cambridge.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from H. Bristow Ltd, 22 July 1975.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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