Buckingham Palace Account book, Jan 1897-Dec 1898
Lot 32
BUCKINGHAM PALACE and WINDSOR CASTLE. Household accounts for the royal palaces, monthly for 1897 and 1898, containing accounts for Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Osborne and the Lodges
£1,000 - 2,000
US$ 1,700 - 3,400
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BUCKINGHAM PALACE and WINDSOR CASTLE
Household accounts for the royal palaces, monthly for 1897 and 1898, containing accounts for Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Osborne and the Lodges, with a total of "Royal Yacht Bills", itemising expenditure on bread, butter, milk, meat, poultry, fish, grocery, fruit, vegetables, and on wax, tallow, lamps, gas, fuel, ice, stationery, turnery, brazier, china, plate, sundries, carriage of goods and washing, with each month's account for 1897 on the verso facing those for 1898, 24 pages, plus blank leaves, red morocco, some marking to covers, minor dust-staining, folio, 1897 and 1898

Footnotes

  • In addition to the regular accounts from which a good deal can be deduced about the movements and make-up of royal household, additional items have been entered; for example in September 1897 there are adjoined the "King of Siam's Bills" which amount to £2911-7s-4d (as opposed to total expenditure elsewhere of £1839-17s-9d), these of course being for the English leg of the famous European tour that King undertook that year. The December accounts for both years have accounts for Balmoral added to them. Underneath each set of accounts are totals of persons – or half-persons – accounted for, with the calculated cost per person.

Saleroom notices

  • INCLUDES ROYAL HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS FOR QUEEN VICTORIA'S DIAMOND JUBILEE YEAR.
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