An account book in a variety of hands that records the purchase price of food that was later sold to customers at the Coach and Horses Inn on Conduit Street, London, between 1756 and 1758. A popular stop for grooms and coachmen, it was located near the Limmer’s Hotel, a haunt for the upper echelons of the mid-Georgian sporting world. The accounts include the prices paid for meat, game, fish, and vegetables as well as details about the kind of fare offered at this time in central London. Other expenses are recorded include payments to maids, valets, housekeeping. Payments are signed and dated. “To Thomas Wilson at Mrs. Graham’s at the Coach and Horses in Conduit Street, London” on back pastedown. Some personal notes unrelated to accounts hint at the lives of the staff: “Miss Mary Ann Lane is [the] best young lady in ale [the] world.”
- Author: Coach and Horses Inn (London, England).
- Title: Account book, 1756 October 9-1758 March 18,  September 14-16.
LWL Mss Vol. 206
Acquired October 2012