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Webb (Sir John), Collection of Estate Papers
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Title: Collection of Sir John Webb Estate Papers
    creator: Webb, John, Sir, about 1760-1797
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.2016.013
    Physical Description: .25 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1786-1802
    Abstract: Receipts, bills, inventories and other papers from the estate of Sir John Webb, baronet, of Odstock, Wiltshire, dated 1785-1802.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Sir John Webb Estate Papers, MS.2016.013, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2016, with funds from the Ahmanson Foundation.

    Processing History

    Collection processed and finding aid written in January 2017 by Rebecca Fenning Marschall.

    Scope and Contents

    This collections contains financial records, inventories, bills and receipts from the estate of Sir John Webb, Baronet, of Odstock, Wiltshire, dating from 1785 to 1802. Many records deal with Webb's London home, Clapton House, as well as other properties in Clapton, including Hester Solomon’s House and Mrs Hutchins’s Boarding School. The receipts include estimates and invoices for plumbing, glazing, masonry, upholstery, cloth work, and general building work, as well as bills of receipt for Hackney Poor Rates, Church taxes (New Church, Hackney), and Hackney water-works. There are also receipts relating to building work at Mr Burton’s house in Grosvenor Place, including four invoices for work carried out on behalf of Mr Soane. There is in addition, an invoice for work carried out by John Soane (presumably the architect Sir John Soane) for the executors of Joseph Webb Esq., for surveying and valuing a house in Hampstead and drawing plans for possible alterations. Webb’s estate was overseen in Trust by Edward Arrowsmith who continued to act as Webb’s agent after his death in 1797.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Receipts (financial records) -- England -- 18th century
    Estate records--England--18th century