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Account book: James Cox and Son Ltd, timber merchants of Stratford-upon-Avon


Timber-merchant's account book, relating to the Leicester area (pp. 1-14 only). Followed (pp.17-82) by twelve manuscript sermons (partially in shorthand) apparently compiled by a lay-preacher, one dated 26 September 1858. At the end, written in reverse, are several pages of pencil jottings, mainly extracts from printed works, the latest dated 1863. This volume probably belonged to the Cort family of Smeeton, Leicestershire, with whom the Cox family were linked on the marriage of James Cox, junior, to Ann, daughter of Robert Cort, in July 1849