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Account books -- England -- Specimens

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Records:

Balance books from a London trader

Call Number: MS E188

Account books of an anonymous speculative trader, providing yearly summary of accounts. Each volume covers a year, and contains a dozen accounts in fair detail and a list of 50 to 100 accounts showing net profit or debit. The "bottom line" is about £50,000. Cargoes largely consist of tropical produce; the trader also imported cheese and butter from Holland into England and had other investments.

Dates: 1810 - 1818

Berkeley-Dursley account books

Call Number: MS 130
Overview A collection of financial accounts for the Berkeley family, including primarily Charles Berkeley (1649-1710), the 2nd Earl of Berkeley, and his son James Berkeley (1680-1736), 3rd Earl of Berkeley (James was also styled Viscount Dursley from 1699-1710 before he succeeding his father as Earl of Berkeley in 1710). Also included are briefer accounts for the Countess Dowager of Berkeley (presumably Elizabeth, Charles's wife and James's mother), and the Honorable George Berkeley, Charles's fourth...
Dates: 1702-1713; 1716-1717