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Record NGA27/13/2

Archive reference number NGA27/13/2
Title

Manchester Day Books

Date 1898-1932
Description

These volumes cover the daily transactions handled by the Manchester branch between 3 Oct 1898 and its closure on 24 Mar 1932 (following which all business was moved to London, Bond Street). Entries cover a range of transactions including sales, purchase of materials, restoration, re-framing, conveyances and hanging time. The information included within each Day Book entry includes:

- Date

- Name of account holder

- Credit or Debit sign

- Description of transaction

- Associated Stock, On Sale or Waiting Order number

- Amount

- Sheet numbers: references to receipts, invoices or correspondence (not retained by Agnew's)

- Associated Ledger page number and occasionally the prefix indicating Ledger series (not all ledger series referenced have been retained within the archive)

Notes:

- It is not know why the Manchester Day Books start in 1898; the branch was in operation throughout the 19th century (dating back to Thomas Agnew's apprenticeship to Vittore Zanetti). It seems that in 1898 there was a major rearrangment of the records used by the dealership, as the Manchester and S Ledger series also date from this year.

- See NGA27/13 for more information on Day Books in general.

- See NGA27/14 for more information on Ledgers.

Record type Series

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