[ Christ Church, Oxford, at the time of Lewis Carroll. ] Six accounts for 'battels' and other expenditure run up by the son of Dodgson's schoolfellow Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, with two receipts signed by the steward 'A H D Acland'.

[ Christ Church, Oxford; Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland (1847-1926), Liberal politician; Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington; Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) ]
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Christ Church, Oxford. The eight documents dating from between 1879 and 1883.
SKU: 19578

Six of the eight items in good condition, lightly aged and worn; the other two showing heavier signs of age and wear. The six sets of accounts from the 'Steward's Office' - for various terms between Christmas 1879 and Christmas 1882 - are each described by Harington on the reverse as 'Battels'. All six are printed forms, over a single 8vo page, headed 'Christ Church' and laid out in the same style, and completed in manuscript with the details of the expenditure of 'Mr Richard Harington' (the last being the greatest, at £49 12s 7d). They give itemised sums for 'University Dues', 'Establishment' ('Fixed charge' and 'Varying'), 'Tuition', 'Room Rent', 'Battels, as per Weekly Account', 'Glazier', 'Rates, &c.' and 'Damage Account'. Four carry receipts signed over a stamp, two by Ackland and two by another party. Also present are two receipts made out and signed by Acland, on printed grey-paper slips headed 'Christ Church, Oxford', one from October 1881 and the other from January 1883.