The archive comprises ledgers and other account books of Ducker & Son, shoe makers of Oxford, covering over 100 years of trading. The volumes list orders made for a variety of bespoke shoes and related services. Some of the records detail the style of shoes (their design, colour, linings, edges, caps and heels) as well as material used for their production. Further volumes document the shop's own stock and advertising needs. The papers are complemented by samples of shoes, paper shoe patterns, leather brogue patterns and tools used in the shoe making and aftercare. Photographs of the shop's exterior and interior as it was towards the end of 2016 are also present. The catalogue is divided into four parts dictated by separate acquisitions.
5.8 Linear metres (55 physical shelfmarks)
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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. c. 233].
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MSS. Don. c. 233-249, MSS. 15012/1-35, JL 956-958
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CMD ID 12376, 12402, 12470, 15012