Series AR1057/3 - Byron Family: Domestic and Family Expenses and Accounts

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AR1057/3

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Byron Family: Domestic and Family Expenses and Accounts

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  • 1836-1921 (Creation)

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(1755-1962)

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This Series covers the domestic life and running of the household of the Byron’s at Coulsdon Court. It includes a wages book covering the appointment, length of service and other information on all the core domestic staff appointed between 1890-1921. There are receipts and other papers relating to a wide range of domestic purchases and household items. Edmund Byron was a collector of fine art, furniture, and artefacts and many of these purchases are detailed, including how they were hung and distributed around the house.

There is a set of receipts detailing nursing expenses during Edmund’s final illness in 1921.

There is a valuation of the furniture and contents of Coulsdon Court, listing items room by room, produced for insurance purposes in 1905.

There is overlap between this item and AR1057/10, which covers the sale of the estate, including that of Coulsdon Court itself including more inventories and sales particulars of the contents of Coulsdon Court, with lists room by room. These documents together give an insight into the house itself and how it was furnished, both in the domestic spaces as well as the more public rooms.

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