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Joseph Quarton's Household Account Books

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This group of account books and other volumes all belonged to Joseph Quarton, appointed Secretary and House Steward in December 1872, and discharged for defalcations in July 1878. He had embezzled over £400, but because the Committee had taken out a Guarantee policy on his appointment, they were reimbursed for most of this sum. Quarton's fraud led to a change in the system of audit, and to a strengthening of the supervision of the Superintendent over the Secretary These account books were presumably gathered together when the Secretary's accounts were investigated. Many have been subsequently wrapped in brown paper wrappers which are glued to the original covers. All the accounts and papers are fairly low level in detail, and are good surviving examples of the many memorandum and day to day books which underlay the main financial records



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13 volumes, 2 bundles and 3 files

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