Document ReferenceMS 242
TitleAccount book of the Worksop Hunt, 1797-1804
Extent1 volume
AbstractThe account book records the names of subscribers to the hunt and gives details of food and wine provided at meetings.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe origins and early history of the Worksop Hunt are not known. It is likely that it developed as a traditional fox hunt gathering, based around a large country house and run over farmland around Worksop. The Dukes of Newcastle were the principal land owners in the parish of Worksop at the time. The hunts would have been run once or twice during the winter months and were preceded or followed by a formal hunt dinner. The account book described here indicates that the hunt was a prestigious event attended by many leading local landowners and dignitaries.
Custodial HistoryThe volume was transferred to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in December 1971.
DescriptionThe account book records the names of people attending hunt meetings and subscriptions they paid on those occasions. It also records the period of arrears of subscriptions, and contains two resolutions relating to the provision of food and wine at the hunt meeting. Notable subscribers recorded include the Earl of Scarborough, the Duke of Portland, Lord Edward Bentinck, Lord George Cavendish, Lord Marlborough and Lord Galway. The account book runs from the November meeting of 1797 to the November meetings of 1804.
MgtGroupAssociations and societies
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the volume. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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