|Content Description||Begins with details of general expenses due to William Mason from the duke; entries are made chronologically, giving some details concerning the payment, and recording the amount owed; the following places are mentioned: Walkeringham, Clumber Park, Cutt's Farm, Morton Grange, Little Morton Forest, Gamston, Elkesley River [River Poulter], Worksop, Clumber [Park], Hardwick, Retford, Bevercotes Park, Southwell, Newark, Carburton, Bawtry, and Martin; there are references to roads, subscriptions, and tithes at Clumber Park, for example.|
There are then details of payments relating to specific categories: bills of Mr Marson; the bills of Will[ia]m Padley, such as those concerning catching moles in Haughton Park; East Retford election expenses; Bothamsall enclosure; Walesby Warren enclosure; Hardwick enclosure; Normanton enclosure; Haughton Grounds and Bog Closes; Clumber Park; Lound Hall fences; Elkesley enclosure; Martin plantations and fences; Farleys plantation and Bevercotes Park; Gamston wood and the Common plantation; Birch Holt plantation; Gosling Carr plantation; Twyford Bridge and Schoolhouse Close plantations; drainage in Bothamsall and Haughton Grounds; building at Martin, Farleys, Normanton and Apleyhead; disbursements on roads; and expenses in receiving rents.
At the end of the volume, there is a record of receipts, listed chronologically; the overall balance for the year 1784 is £9,116.17.7 1/4.
The volume has been examined and signed by John Jackson, dated 22 June 1789, and signed by the duke himself.
There are no pages numbers in the volume, so specific references cannot be given.