Business records of the Wall family of Burford, Oxon, 1796-1940

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Introduction
A   Accounts of Abiah Wall 1796-1850
B   Records of successive generations of the Wall family as rope, twine and sack makers, general store and builders merchants 1802-1940
C   Records of Jabez James Wall, cycle manufacture and repairs 1906-31


Business records of the Wall family of Burford, Oxon

1796-1940

Abstract:
Business records of the Wall family of Burford (1796-1940)

Extent: 1.8 Linear metres, 18 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 302-8, c. 819-26, d. 1058-9, e.694

Biographical History

Abiah Daniel, a member of a family of flax-dressers, established a haberdashery in the High Street in Burford, Oxfordshire at the end of the 18th century. She subsequently married an Eynsham ropemaker, James Wall, who set up a ropemaking business in the High Street. This business was continued by his son Jabez and developed late in the 19th century into a general goods store and builders merchants. His son, Jabez James Wall, diversified into cycle manufacture and repairs in the early 20th century

Scope and Content

Business records of the Wall family, consisting predominantly of financial records.

Acquisition

Deposited by Roger Warner, 1955; given by him, 1986.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. b. 302, fols. 1-2].

Family name(s) (NCA Rules)

Wall| family | Burford

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Burford | Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire -- England

Subject(s)

Ropemakers -- England -- Oxford

A   Accounts of Abiah Wall 1796-1850

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Top. Oxon. b. 302


Ledger of customers' accounts of Abiah Wall, haberdasher
Date: 1796-1850
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 302
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 263 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 179-237) are blank.

B   Records of successive generations of the Wall family as rope, twine and sack makers, general store and builders merchants 1802-1940

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Top. Oxon. b. 303-8; c. 819-24; d. 1058-9; e. 694


Order book, ropemaking
Date: 1807-1834
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1058
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 leaves

Ledger of customers' accounts
Date: 1802-1823
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 303
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 230 leaves

Ledger of customers' accounts
Date: 1836-1851
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 304
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 220 leaves

Ledger of customers' accounts
Date: 1851-1880
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 305
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 314 leaves

Ledger of customers' accounts
Date: 1881-1940
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 306
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 787 pages

Scope and Content

With (pp. 650-787) inventories of goods in the shop, 1894, 1903.

Small debts ledger
Date: 1851-1883
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 819
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 162 pages

Small debts ledger
Date: 1883-1916
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 820
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 272 pages

Ledger, goods supplied to the trade
Date: 1859-1882
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1059
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 267 pages

Ledger, goods supplied to the trade
Date: 1882-1921
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 821
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 547 pages

Ledger of goods received
Date: 1883-1898
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 694
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 168 leaves

Day book
Date: 1877-1880
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 307
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 72 leaves

Day book
Date: 1880-1883
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 308
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 93 leaves

Day book
Date: 1901-1906
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 822
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 377 pages

Day book
Date: 1907-1911
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 823
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 373 pages

Day book
Date: 1912-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 824
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 423 pages

C   Records of Jabez James Wall, cycle manufacture and repairs 1906-31

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 825-6


Ledger of customers' accounts
Date: 1906-31
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 825
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 406 pages

Scope and Content

Pages 376-97 are blank.

Day book
Date: 1906-16
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 826
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 139 leaves


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