Guide to Z.d.20
Z.d.20 is a manuscript account book, kept from 1612 March 25 to 1614 March 25. It contains weekly kitchen accounts, giving quantities and prices of all food and drink bought, with quarterly summaries. The householder was apparently a Lady, a friend of Lady Townshend and of Lord Stanhope, but her name is not mentioned.
Format of Z.d.20
The accounts are done weekly and broken up into four columns:
- Venit or Venit & Valet
- Items delivered, including amount and value
- Items used
- Value of items used
- Items remaining
Template for FromThePage
Note: you may need to adjust the content of the column headers. Some pages, for instance, use Venit and Valet rather than just Venit.
Copy and paste the later lines as many times as you need, replacing the item/used/value/leftover text with what appears on the page, or deleting it (leaving a space between the pipe characters) for an empty cell.
If there is text at the bottom of the page, after the table ends, hit return/enter twice, leaving an empty line after the last line of the table, before transcribing the that text.
| Venit. | Expence. | Valet. | Remanet. | | ---- | ---- | ---- | ---- | | item | used | value | leftover | | item | used | value | leftover | | item | used | value | leftover | | item | used | value | leftover | | item | used | value | leftover |
Common abbreviations in Z.d.20
|Abbreviation||Image||Meaning||How to transcribe|
|bar or ba||barrel||bar or ba|
|ca or c||casts||ca or c|
|coo||coople, pair (of rabbits)||coo|
|Io||Joint (as of meat)||Io|
|nll or nl||null; none||nll or nl|
|pc or pcs [with -es graph]||peck(s)||pc or pc<expan>e</expan>s|
|peecs [with -es graph]||pieces||peec<expan>e</expan>s|