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Business records of the Wall family of Burford, Oxon


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Business records of the Wall family, consisting predominantly of financial records.


  • Creation: 1796-1940


1.8 Linear metres (18 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. b. 302, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 302-8, c. 819-26, d. 1058-9, e.694

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12441


Business records of the Wall family of Burford (1796-1940)

Biographical / Historical

Abiah Daniel, a member of a family of flax-dressers, established a haberdashery in the High Street in Burford, Oxfordshire at the end of the 18th century. She subsequently married an Eynsham ropemaker, James Wall, who set up a ropemaking business in the High Street. This business was continued by his son Jabez and developed late in the 19th century into a general goods store and builders merchants. His son, Jabez James Wall, diversified into cycle manufacture and repairs in the early 20th century

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Roger Warner, 1955; given by him, 1986.

Business records of the Wall family of Burford, Oxon, 1796-1940
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom