[ Business; George's Coffee House, Temple Bar; Manuscript ] "Baker Gabb in Account with Sir John Harington" [ Document detailing business/accounts conducted at a Coffee House by Sir John Harington and Baker Gabb ]. With related material [1813-1820].

[ Docketed "Gabb George's Coffee House, Temple Bar"; Gabb and Gabell, stewards to the Barony ] ]
Publication details: 
Sept.1815-March 1820
SKU: 19296

Seven pages, folio, folded, minor damage with no loss of text, good condition. Baker Gabb, member of Welsh landowning family, presumably in his role of solicitor acting for the Harington Family, giving a detailed record of financial activity with Welsh property, mainly involving the "Rents of Cadvor", giving details of income from tenants, crops, stock, etc. and outgoings, concluding with the balance due to Sir John Harington (£2989.19.1). Also the Royal Oak, Abergavenny. With 10 further MS items including: A. Three draft letters (Harington's hand presumably) relating to Cadvor accounts; B. Account (Sir J.E. Harington) re. Cadvor, June 1814-July 1815 generated by Gabell (another solicitor presumably handling accounts before Gabb (see Note below), expenses including rum, poor rate, printing handbills for sale, ploughing, hedging, etc etc, 3pp., fol.; C. "Sir J. Harington in Account with c. Gabell from Decr. 1813 to the period of his delivering over charge to Mr. Gabb in Augt 1818, 2pp., cr.8vo; D. "Receipt & Disbursements of the Cadvor from the Commencement of Mr. Gabb's agency to the 10th January 1820, one, page, fol., with two summaries on same subject and range; E. "General View of Accounts of Mr. Baker Gabb with Sir J. Harington from 15 Augt 1815 to 10 Jany 1820, one page, cr.8vo; two further brief accounts (one Gabell from Dec. 1813 to June 1815. Note: Walter Savage Landor (in his Llanthony days) had dealings with Gabb and Gabell and apparently pilloried them as rascals in a poem, but see Malcolm Elwin, "Walter Savage Landor": "Baker Gabb (i 756-1 821) resided over his office in Monk Street House in Abergavenny ; with him, ... By his negligence, evasions, and talent for perquisites, Gabell deserved Landor's indignation, but Gabb was a man of repute"; Elwin also says, "The Gabbs were an old family of repute in Abergavenny; besides their hereditary practice as attorneys and stewards to the barony" (as in this collection).