Treasurers' Receipt Books

This series represents a remarkably complete and fascinatingly detailed record of the Society’s expenditure over a period of several centuries. The volumes, most of which correspond to the year of office of a Treasurer of the Inn, contain either original or copies of receipts and bills, chronologically arranged, for a wide range of transactions, including sums spent on building works and decoration, tradesmen’s bills, attorneys' bills, payments for the purchase of silver, pictures, furniture, books and stationery, servants' wages, the cook’s bill, payments for commons, charges for supplies such as ale, wine and food, for plants for the garden, utilities and a great deal more.

While superficially mundane and routine in nature, these records paint a detailed picture of the day to day life of the Inn, as well as expanding our understanding of significant events including the construction of the new Library in the 1860s and the acquisition of artefacts such as paintings and silverware. The volumes, which are mostly handwritten and not, at this stage, searchable, are organised by date, and are in many cases indexed by name of tradesmen or other recipients of payment.

 

 

1637-1639 1699-1700 1756-1757 1813 - 1814 1868 - 1869
1639-1640 1700-1701 1757-1758 1814 - 1815 1869 - 1870
1640-1641 1701-1702 1758-1759 1815 - 1816 1870 - 1871
1641-1646 1702-1703 1759-1760 1816 - 1817 1872 - 1873
1646-1647 1703-1704 1760-1761 1817 - 1818 1873 - 1874
1647-1648 1704-1705 1761-1762 1818 - 1819 1875
1648-1649 1705-1706 1762-1763 1819 - 1820 1876
1649-1650 1706-1707 1763-1764 1820 - 1821 1877
1650-1651 1707-1708 1764-1765 1821 - 1822 1878
1651-1652 1708-1709 1765-1766 1822 - 1823 1879
1652-1653 1709-1710 1766-1767 1823 - 1824 1880
1653-1654 1710-1711 1767-1768 1824 - 1825 1881
1654-1655 1711-1712 1768-1770 1825 - 1826 1882
1655-1656 1712-1713 1770 1826 - 1827 1883
1656-1657 1713-1714 1770-1771 1827 - 1828 1884
1657-1658 1714-1715 1771-1772 1828 - 1829 1885
1658-1659 1715-1716 1772-1773 1829 - 1830 1886
1659-1660 1716-1717 1773-1774 1830 (Mar - Nov) 1887
1660-1661 1717-1718 1774-1775 1830 - 1831 1888
1661-1662 1718-1719 1775-1776 1831 - 1832 1889
1662-1663 1719-1720 1776-1777 1832 - 1833 1890
1663-1664 1720-1721 1777-1778 1833 1891
1664-1665 1721-1722 1778-1779 1833 - 1834 1892
1665-1666 1722-1723 1779-1780 1834 1893
1666-1667 1723-1724 1780-1781 1834 - 1835 1894
1667-1668 1724-1725 1781-1782 1835 - 1836 1895
1668-1669 1725-1726 1782-1783 1836 - 1837 1896
1669-1670 1726-1727 1783-1784 1837 - 1838 1897
1670-1671 1727-1728 1784-1785 1838 - 1839 1898
1671-1672 1728-1729 1785-1786 1839 - 1840 1899
1672-1673 1729-1730 1786-1787 1840 - 1841 1900
1673-1674 1730-1731 1787-1788 1841 - 1842 1901
1674-1675 1731-1732 1788-1789 1842 - 1843 1902
1675-1676 1732-1733 1789-1790 1843 - 1844 1903
1676-1677 1733-1734 1790-1791 1844 - 1845 1904
1677-1678 1734-1735 1791-1792 1845 - 1846 1905
1678-1679 1735-1736 1792-1793 1846 (May - Nov) 1906
1679-1680 1736-1737 1793-1794 1846 - 1847 1907
1680-1681 1737-1738 1794-1795 1847 - 1848 1908
1681-1682 1738-1739 1795-1796 1848 - 1849 1909
1682-1683 1739-1740 1796-1797 1849 - 1850 1910
1683-1684 1740-1741 1797-1798 1850 1911
1684-1685 1741-1742 1798-1799 1850 - 1851 1912
1685-1686 1742-1743 1799-1800 1852 - 1853 1913
1686-1687 1743-1744 1800 - 1801 1853 - 1854 1914
1687-1688 1744-1745 1801 - 1802 1854 - 1855 1915
1688-1689 1745-1746 1802 - 1803 1855 - 1856 1916
1689-1690 1746-1747 1803 - 1804 1856 - 1857 1917
1690-1691 1747-1748 1804 - 1805 1857 - 1858 1918
1691-1692 1748-1749 1805 - 1806 1858 - 1859 1919
1692-1693 1749-1750 1806 - 1807 1859 - 1860 1920
1693-1694 1750-1751 1807 - 1808 1860 - 1861 1921
1694-1695 1751-1752 1808 - 1809 1861 - 1863 1922
1695-1696 1752-1753 1809 - 1810 1863 - 1864  
1696-1697 1753-1754 1810 - 1811 1865 - 1866  
1697-1698 1754-1755 1811 - 1812 1866 - 1867  
1698-1699 1755-1756 1812 - 1813 1867 - 1868