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
bz bushel bz
ca or c casts ca or c
coo coople, pair (of rabbits) coo
half (dimidium) di<expan>m</expan>
ma [unsure] ma
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
qʳter quarter q<expan>ua</expan>rter
Sto stone (weight) Sto