Catalogue description Letter Book of James R. Jeffery of Compton House

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 920 MD 385
Reference: 920 MD 385
Title: Letter Book of James R. Jeffery of Compton House

- Concerning political, commercial and religious matters, with letters addressed to many of the leading Liverpool men of the day.


(Index to correspondents).

Date: 1868-1870
Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Jeffery, James Redcliffe, fl 1832-1870, draper

Physical description: 1 Item
Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Library, donor not traced, 22 June 1942.

Custodial history:

Old no. Kf 234

Administrative / biographical background:

James Redcliffe Jeffery, draper, established Compton House in 1832. He became a town councillor and Justice of the Peace and was a leading figure in Liverpool trade and politics. Compton House was burnt down in 1865 with a total loss of stock. A second building was opened in 1867, but Jeffery eventually went bankrupt.

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