Account book recording personal expenditure and receipts

Manuscript account book in a single hand recording the personal expenditures of Lady Sophia Wodehouse between January 1798 and December 1816. The volume lists the payments that she received from her husband as well as a range of personal and household expenses for herself and her children, documenting the kind of expenditures made by a woman, wife, and mother from the aristocracy at the turn of the nineteenth century, living between London and a grand manor in Norwich. In addition to the meticulous detail of wages paid to household servants and craftsman and laborers (chimney sweep) and payments made to “various poor people”, the list includes payments to a mantua maker, confectioners, grocers, shoemakers, and haberdashers; fees for silk stockings, hair powder, “Twining tea, coffee, & chocolate”, wax and spemaceti candles. The record includes in some cases the names of the suppliers and London businesses (Barto Valle). Three laid-in pages includes a list of 16 recipients of “Christmas boxes 1810” that include: “glasiers boy”, “butchers boy”, “blacksmiths boy”, “wheelwright boy”, “chimney sweeper”, etc. The last few pages provide a grand total of expenses represented in the volume in various categories.

  • AuthorWodehouse, Sophia, 1747-1825.
  • TitleAccount book recording personal expenditure and receipts, 1798 Jan 29-1816 Dec 15.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 227

Acquired November 2016

Over weight, or, The sinking fund, or, The downfall of faro

“Lady Buckinghamshire, enormously fat, is seated in profile to the right in an open chariot which sinks through a rectangular aperture in front of the Weigh-House, its weight being too great for the apparatus for weighing wagons. She throws up her arms and one leg, dropping her whip and reins. The hind legs of the plunging horses are in the pit; they snort wildly; the chariot and horses resemble those of Phaeton burlesqued. On the chariot is an oval escutcheon with four quarterings (cards, dice, wine-bottle, and glass) and the letter ‘B’. On the right (behind) are two street-lamps on tall pyramidal posts.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerNewton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker, artist.
  • TitleOver weight, or, The sinking fund, or, The downfall of faro [graphic] / Rd. Newton del. et fecit.
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. by S.W. Fores, corner of Sackville Street, March 14, 1797.

Catalog Record and Digital Collection

797.03.14.01+

Acquired November 2016

An apparition

In a churchyard, a resurrection man holding a lantern, his hat and shovel at his feet, is surprised by ghost, rising from grave. In the background is a church and in the foreground, a skull and bone.

  • PrintmakerNewton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker.
  • TitleAn apparition [graphic].
  • Edition[State with aquatint].
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. by W. Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street, May 1, 1790.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

790.05.01.02.1+

Acquired November 2016

Fourth subscription concert, at the Great Room in Prince’s-Street

 

  • TitleFourth subscription concert, at the Great Room in Prince’s-Street, Tuesday, December 14, 1773 …
  • PublicationBristol [England : Printed by T. Cocking in Small-Street, 1773]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 74 1773 G786

Acquired November 2016

Soliciting a vote

“Satire on politicians; an elegant candidate removes his hat to a portly countryman who rebuffs his approach, mindful of the candidate’s vote in favour of the Roman Catholic Relief.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerNewton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker, artist.
  • TitleSoliciting a vote [graphic] / Rd. Newton del. et sc.
  • Publication[London : Pub. by T. Tegg, June 20, 1807.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

807.06.20.01+

Acquired November 2016

 

The ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal


Added following the memorandum portion of the book are sections describing country dances, recipes for hair and gums, perfumes, whitening teeth, remove freckles, darken eyebrows, etc,

  • TitleThe ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal, and select memorandum-book, for the year 1777 : containing I. Address to the ladies. II. Table of contents. III. List of holiday observered at banks …
  • PublicationDublin : Printed for J. Beatty, No. 32, Skinner-Row, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

145 L158 1777

Acquired November 2016

A shew heifer going to Leinster Stable Yard

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Lord Leinster, personified as a rough Irish farmer, leads Queen Caroline by a rope around her neck. Leinster expounds: ‘Dam me! no one but the D… shall stop her.’ Another figure in the background, probably Bartolomeo Pergami, replies: ‘Stop Nosey, let me feel that Heifer.’

  • TitleA shew heifer going to Leinster Stable Yard [graphic].
  • Publication[Dublin : Pub. by McCleary, 21 Nassau Street, 1820]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

820.00.00.112

Acquired November 2016