|Description||Notebooks kept by Henry Thrupp and a Mrs Thrupp of the Lenchford Inn, Shrawley, Worcestershire containing rudimentary accounts and records relating to their businesses which included the Inn, coal merchant business, canal boat cargo trade and blacksmithing. |
There are three account books kept by Henry Thrupp. One book is titled Blacksmith Book 1866. One is titled 'accounts on voyages, cratewood and coal boat accounts' dated 1873 and relates to the carrying of coals by canal in the area. The third account book relates to the carrying of coal and other cargoes such as agricultural produce but also accounts of the Lenchford Inn and covers the years 1859 to 1861.
Another notebook was kept by Mrs Thrupp of Shrawley, Worcestershire, 1838-1840 titled 'receipt book' on the cover containing accounts kept between 1838 and 1840 and a number of recipes mainly for home-made wine and remedies for ailments.
|Administrative History||Henry Thrupp was the innkeeper at the Lenchford Inn in Shrawley, Worcestershire at least between 1859 and 1873 but probably as late as the 1880s. He also had a blacksmith's business in the village and was a coal merchant dealing in the transportation of coal and other goods by canal boat throughout the local area.|
|Custodial History||Former location: MSS 5/iv/12-13|