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Halton estate, Buckinghamshire and 1, Seamore Place, London

Account Books, Halton Estate, 1879-1915

XII/3/0-3, 4 volumes

These books begin in the year Alfred inherited Halton from his father, Lionel. The entries relate to the properties and the tenants, showing the rents collected.

Receipts, Horwood & James, 1908-1915

XII/33/1, 1 box

The payments recorded in this series are mainly to the Chiltern Hills Spring Water Company.

Halton Estate Receipted Accounts, 1898; 1912-1916

XII/10/0-7, 7 boxes

Receipts for the general household, including, in bundle 1B, the receipts of Mrs Milligan, the housekeeper, for food, linen and repairs to hampers.

Halton Estate Receipted Accounts, 1909-1915

XII/33/1, 1 box

This series consists of a record of payments to Aylesbury and Wycombe Union for the Poor Rate, income tax and water rates etc.

Halton Estate and 1, Seamore Place, Receipted Accounts, 1894-1918

XII/42/1-14 (000/71 and 000/115), 19 boxes

Receipts for household expenditure, originally preserved in the bank's records, series XII/42/1-14. The receipts relate to both Halton and Alfred's London residence, 1 Seamore Place. The receipts concern general domestic and estate expenditure for Halton estate, including garden accounts, private accounts, letters and receipts for accounts with coach builders, nurserymen, builders and decorators, engineers, fuel merchants, farm suppliers, chandlers, chimney sweeps, ironmongers, Horwood & James (solicitors), the Post Office Telephone Service, insurers, corn and seed merchants, caterers, timber merchants, builders' merchants, household provisioners, butchers and other grocery suppliers, gun suppliers, tailors and railway and canal companies. It is likely that these general household expenses were paid from New Court accounts, hence their retention in the bank's records.

Although most of the receipts are for general domestic expenditure, some files include accounts with jewellers, art dealers and valuers, booksellers and stationers, photographers, Covent Garden Opera House, and ticketing agents; however, provenance researchers looking for detailed information about Alfred's purchases of art, jewellery and objects will find few papers here, as much of this expenditure came from Alfred's private accounts, and these records have not survived.

Originally classified as XII/42/1-14, these receipted accounts have been accessioned as 000/71 and 000/115. Early receipts, 1885-1887 concern the Halton estate farm; receipts for 1888-1889 concern Halton Parish. Receipts for general Halton house expenditure begin in 1890 and end with Alfred's death in 1918. Papers in accession 000/71 have been listed in detail; work is ongoing to list the papers in 000/115, the first four boxes, covering the period 1885-1900 have been so listed.

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Halton Estate Account Book, 1914-1915

XII/35/1, 1 volume

One volume recording water rates and other estate bills.

Halton Estate, H. Trodd's Statements and Receipts, 1902-1917

XII/11/0-15, 15 boxes

Accounts within this series were processed by New Court staff on a monthly basis, and dispatched from H. H. Trodd the butler at Halton House to the NMR Estates Department. Many of the payments are for local tradesmen, such as the grocer and fishmonger and include "maids beer and washing" and "self beer and washing".

Stable Receipts, Alfred de Rothschild, 1902-1916

XII/24/0, 1 box

Most of the invoices contained in this series cover payments for harnesses and other stable equipment, with some relating to hats, gloves cuff links and other items of attire.

Halton Rental Book, 1880-1904

XII/20/0, 1 volume

This volume gives rent accounts for farms and other properties on the Halton estate.

Halton School Clothing Club, 1914

XII/34/1, 1 volume

This volume records the contributions to the clothing club for one year.