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An inventory and valuation of the household furniture, plate, linen, china, books, ... held by Mr. Wm. Coote at St. Ives taken by order of his assignees

Ms. Codex 1995

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Cockett, Thomas
Creator:
Nast, W. T.
Title:
An inventory and valuation of the household furniture, plate, linen, china, books, ... held by Mr. Wm. Coote at St. Ives taken by order of his assignees
Date:
1826
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1995
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
An inventory of the household of William Coote, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England. The inventory for appraisal was compiled by Thomas Cockett and W. T. Nash in 1826
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1995, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Coote was probably born in 1795-. He was a corn merchant in Huntingdonshire, England.

Scope and Contents

This volume with marble paper covers comprises the household inventory of William Coote, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England. The inventory for appraisal was compiled by Thomas Cockett and W. T. Nash in 1826. Coote was a corn merchant probably born in 1795. The inventory of the main house is arranged by room including bedrooms, cellar, dining room, drawing room, kitchens, nurseries, passages, and scullery. Each aspect and item of the room has been recorded in detail, including the fixtures, furniture, linens, ornaments, objects, pictures, rugs and window treatments. Out buildings and their contents such as counting houses, stables, granaries, wool chamber, and yard were listed separately. There are additional inventories for books in bookcases, glass closet, plate, and wine. The book inventory numbers sixty-three titles listing a brief title, author, and number of volumes. The works in the library include biographies, cooking, history, and reference. The inventory is signed by Thomas Cockett and W. T. Nash with a valuation of £726.8.3. Some valuation notations in pencil in the left margins. On the last page is a seal: one pound and a stamp: 2 shillings pr. quire.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  May 2019

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers (London, England), 2019.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Book catalogs
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Estate inventories
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Reading lists
Personal Name(s)
  • Coote, William, 1795?-
Subject(s)
  • House furnishings--England--Huntingdonshire--19th century
  • Personal belongings--England--Huntingdonshire--19th century
  • Private libraries--England--Huntingdonshire--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

An inventory and valuation of the household furniture, plate, linen, china, books, ... held by Mr. Wm. Coote at St. Ives taken by order of his assignees, 1826.

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