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Roger North's Mathematical Instruments

Box of mathematical instruments, formerly the property of Roger North and given to the College on his death in 1734. Also includes printed list of instruments in box, probably once used when instruments were included in an exhibition.

Henry Wynne, Chancery Lane, London

Painter's bill

Paid to Robert Dalton for work done by him on the new building. Includes costs for painting the old wainscot in a ground chamber by the Fellows garden door and for whiting the ceiling and chimney in the same room; For painting two outward doors in the same staircase; For painting the new iron casements and irons and 42 iron bars for windows facing the court, for painting of 13 wooden casements and pains, for painting 14 new sash windows next to the Fellows garden, for putty and glass for those windows, for whiting the glass, for a brush, for whiting two low room chimneys that were newly plastered. Signed by Robert Dalton

Plumber's receipt

Paid to John Burgis for part leading the new building. Signed by John Burgis

Joiner's bill

Paid to John Smith for work done on A and B staircases. In (James) Shrawley's chamber for 4 yards of duck malting, three and half yards of paper, a new bedcord, two mats, nails and joints for the tables in the chamber.

In (Geoffrey) Ekin's chamber three pieces of paper, 17 yards of duck molting, for hanging attic room bed chamber and study, for "great and small" nails, a yard and a half of green base, for ten yards of tape and brass nails, for taking the hanging down. Signed by John Smith

Bricklayer and plasterer's bill

Paid to Joseph Woodcock for work done on the new building, including payments for pointing windows, mortar, plastering the chimney, alterations made to the Master's lodgings next to the new building, loads of lime, bricks, to labourers, a journeyman, loads of sand, lathes and nails, bushels of hair and scaffolds. Signed by Joseph Woodcock

Bricklayer and plasterers bill

Paid to Joseph Woodcock for work done on the new building, including payments for bricks, labour time of Henry Alden and Richard Atwood, a carter for carriage, for workmen, for labourers. Signed by Joseph Woodcock

Bricklayer and plasterer's bill

Paid to Joseph Woodcock for work done on the new building, including payments for sand, cart carriage, scaffolding, lime, journeymen, Richard Atwood, Joseph Clements, William Plumer, John Read, lathers, scoutels, sines, pails, matocks, tubs, lins, labourers, clay to parge the chimneys. Signed by Joseph Woodcock

Rubbish man's bill

Paid to Richard Cuchey for taking away numerous loads of rubbish. Signed his mark.

Bricklayer and plasterer's bill

Paid to Joseph Woodcock for work done on the new builidng, including payments for journeymen, labourers, lime, sand, tiles, lathes and nails, bricks, trowelmen. Signed by Joseph Woodcock

Smith's bill

Paid to John Coe for work done on the new buildings, including payments for large spikens, small spikens, holdfasts, a pair of fire irons for the porter's lodge, eight straps and 16 bolts and keys and coterils, lead nails, hooks, two new pairs of joints. Signed by John Coe

Architect's bill

Paid to Robert Grumbold for work done on the new building, including payments for new windows, new watertable, new ground table and for working and laying the old ground table, new corbell table, coping, for taking down the old windows and preparing quoins for the new windows. Signed by Robert Grumbold

Plumber's receipt

Paid to John Burgis for plumbing work done on the new building. Signed by John Burgis

Joiner's bill

Paid to William Newling for work done on the new building, including payments for 8 sash windows on the first storey, 8 sash windows on the second storey, double lines and pulleys. Signed by William Newling

Newling, William

Joiner's receipt

Payment made to John Newling for work done on the new building by his father, William Newling. Signed by John Newling.

Newling, John

Summary list of bills

Includes summarised totals of bills received for work done on the extension to A and B staircase. Includes note of separate payment to Smith for mending and putting up hangings in Tew's and Wood's chambers. Probably written in the hand of Richard Warren, bursar.

Summary list of bills

List of incomes to help pay for the new building including payments from Dr. Dawson, Mr. H. Brearey's gift, income from Lewis' chamber, from the Proby fund, borrowed from the treasury, Dr. Shelton's gift, Mr. Elton's gift, income from Pemberton's chamber, income fromToundrow's chamber. Also list of expenditures to the glazier, Rhandal the carpenter, Burgis the plumber, Woodcock the mason, Grumbold the "free stone mason", Mr. Newling the joiner, John Coe the smith, Woodcock, Kirby the glazier, Dalton.

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