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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Title: Collection of Sir John Webb Estate Papers
Webb, John, Sir, about 1760-1797
Identifier/Call Number: MS.2016.013
.25 Linear feet
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.
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish
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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.
[Identification of item], Collection of Sir John Webb Estate Papers, MS.2016.013, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library,
University of California, Los Angeles.
Purchase, 2016, with funds from the Ahmanson Foundation.
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