|Content Description||The volumes cover the following estates and properties as part of the Clumber collection: Bevercotes, Bothamsall, Carburton, Clumber Park, Cromwell, West Drayton, Elkesley, Egmanton, Eaton, Gamston, Haughton, Holme, Laxton, Lound Hall, Morton, Morton Grange, Marnham, East Markham, Markham Clinton, North Muskham, Ollerton, Saundby, Ranby, Scaftworth, Tuxford, Walesby, Wheatley [North], Wellow, Weston, Worksop and Hardwick Cottages.|
The following estates are added to the rental section as the volumes progress: Martin, Thorpe Salvin and Whitwell [all 1882] and Ranby Hall ; this reflects purchases and other additions to the estate.
As a general rule, each rental section consists of the following: a full list of tenants, a record of one year's rent, details of amount due and of arrears; the rentals also include details of acknowledgements of chief rents where appropriate; each rental has an abstract of rents received, arranged by individual estate within the collection and these are compared and adjusted from 1881 onwards; from 1900 onwards the volumes no longer contain a rental for the estates, and are filled solely with accounts.
Each accounts section is arranged in the following manner: details of payments from individual named estates, followed by an abstract; the accounts conclude with an annual balance sheet detailing the receipts and payments for each year; the accounts also include details of 'occasional' receipts and payments, and farm accounts [with the exception of the 1903 volume in which the latter is not present]; accounts for woods and plantations are included from 1883; from 1893 until 1900 the accounts section contains details of expenditure relating to 'London House' [11 Hill Street?].
The volumes are compiled by Ashley G. Williams from 1880-1881 and Joel Haslam from 1882 to 1900.
This series of rentals and accounts begins following the death of the 6th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, and relates to the management of the estates by trustees of the 7th Duke; however, it should be noted that from 1886 onwards the trustees are no longer acknowledged on the opening page of each volume.
See entries below for full details of each volume.