Manuscript account book

Item author: Ralph Sheldon
Item date: 1586-8
Grant Value: 500
Item cost: 13,310
Item date acquired: 1988
Item institution: Warwickshire Record Office
Town/City: Warwick
County: Warwickshire

The Sheldon family fortune was made in tapestry weaving. This account book records two years of travel and household expenses, losses at cards (20 in an evening) purchases of hawks, velvet collars for greyhounds and 10 paid for a suit of armour edged with gold lace. Illustrated at p.30 of AR