RECORD: 1827-1832. Students' Bills. Christ's College, Cambridge. CC-T.11.25 Transcribed and edited by Kees Rookmaaker and John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned by John van Wyhe and Geoffrey Thorndike Martin, transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 2008-9, corrections by van Wyhe. RN2

NOTE: This record book at Christ's College, Cambridge, records Darwin's weekly commons, buttery account and similar expenses in College. The book is bound in dark brown vellum. The label on the spine reads: 'Students' Bills 1821-1832'. Entries are written towards the spine on the verso page and continued from the spine on the recto page opposite. The financial quarter is recorded in the upper left corner. Names of students are in the far left corner. Where column headings were given on the page before Darwin's entry these are given above the Darwin page in the Image view.

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Reproduced with the permission of the Master and Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge.

See an introduction to Darwin's student bills at Christ's College by John van Wyhe.


[page 1]

Accounts for the Lady Day quarter starting 14 December 1827.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 14 from the top.

Lady Qr
begins 14 Dec 1827
Names

In & out of College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Darwin in 26 Jan             [0-] 11-3¾ [0-]9-5¾ [0-]8-0¾ [0-]7-6¾ [0-]7-3¾ [0] 6 2¼ [0] 6 9

 

Buttery account In & out of commons No.of Days & price of Commons Vegetables &c at 5 ½ p/day or-2-0
Poir-0 4
Par-1 0
Library 1-6
[Total] 4 10
Names writing     [Total]
2 - 6 - 8 in 26 Jan 49
3 14 4½

1 2 5½

[0-]4-10 [0-0-]6     7 8 11

[page 2]

Accounts for the Midsummer quarter starting 14 March 1828.

Darwin's name is found on the 4th page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 10 from the top.

[Mids Qr
begins 14 March 1828
Names]

[In & out of College] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]
Darwin in 14 March & out 25 March , in 27 March 9-1 3/4 5-9 1/4 7-8 1/4 7-9 9 8 1/4 10-5 3/4 14-11 3/4 12-6 1/4 17 - 7 3/4 9-1 3/4 13-1    

 

[Buttery account] [In & out of commons] [No.of Days & price of Commons] [Vegetables &c at 5 ½ p/day] [or-2-0
Poir-0 4
Par-1 0
Library 1-6
[Total] 4 10]
[Lectt]     [Total]
5-17-10 3/4 in 15 March out 26 March 74
5-6-2 1/2

1-13-11

4 10       13 2 11

[page 3]

Accounts for the Michaelmas quarter starting 13 June 1828.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 32 from the top.

[Michs Qr
begins 13 June 1828
Names]

[In & out of College] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]
Darwin                            

 

[Buttery account] [In & out of commons] [No.of Days & price of Commons ] [Vegetables &c at 5 ½ p/day] [or-2-0
Poir-0 4
Par-1 6
Library 1-6
[Total] 5 4]
[Names writing ]     [Total]
        5 - 4 [0-0] 6       5 10

[page 4]

[This page contains no entries for Charles Darwin. However a small note pinned to the page reading "Table Cloth Bills 5.2.0. 127 to pay"... has writing on the reverse (shown inset on the same image above empty columns) including the name Darwin:]

Aegrotat Darwin

2. Nov.

[An Aegrotat was a medical certificate of illness. It is unclear if the Darwin referred to is Charles Darwin or his brother Erasmus Darwin who was a student at Christ's College before his brother.]

[Also tipped into this Record Book and scanned on this page is a printed Fellow's weekly bill sheet, the only one known to survive, for Rev. Edward Baines, with bills for "Commons and Cook Bread Butter Cheese Ale and Beer College Servants Chapel Fines Gate Fines Sundries".]

[page 5]

Accounts for the Christmas quarter starting 12 September 1828.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 20 from the top.

[Xms Qr
begins 12 Sept 1828
Names]

Coming in & out of College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Darwin in 31 Oct               12-7 3/4 14-3 1/4 14-11 3/4 15-6 1/4 12-2 1/4 15-6 1/4
14 8 1/4

 

Buttery account In & out of commons No.of Days & price of Commons Vegetables &c at 5 ½ p/day or-2-0
Poir-0 4
Par-1 0
Library 1-6
[Total] 4 10
Names writing     [Total]
4 19 : 12 1/4 in 1 Nov & 9 Nov
30
2-16-0
0 17 10 1/2 4-10 [0-0] 10     8 19- 5

[page 6]

Accounts for the Lady Day quarter starting 12 December 1828.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 18 from the top.

Lady Qr
begins 12 Dec 1828
Names

Coming in & out of College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Darwin Feb 24                   11=2 3/4 25 10 3/4 31 11 3/4 30-11 1/4

 

Buttery account In & out of commons No.of Days & price of Commons Vegetables &c at 5 ½ p/day or-2-0
Poir-0 4
Par-1 0
Library 1-6
[Total] 4 10
Names writing     [Total]
  in 25             5 0 0 1/2

[page 7]

Accounts for the Midsummer quarter starting 20 March 1829.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 13 from the top.

Mids Qr Begins March 20 1829 In out of Commons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin out June 8 1-7-5
¾
1=3=5
/2
1=14=2
/4
1-5-9
/4
1-4-6
/4
0 12 7
/4
0 18 1
/3
1-7-11
/4
1-5-7
/4
1 10 5 2-1-10
/3
1-6-0
/3
0- 4 10
½
16 3 5 ½

[page 8]

Accounts for the Michaelmas quarter starting 20 June 1829.

Darwin's name is found on the 5th page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 24 from the top. As in the case of most other students, there are no entries for his name, except a small amount in the total.

Mich [Qr] Begins June 20 1829 In out of Commons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin                             [0] 5 10

[page 9]

Accounts for the Christmas quarter starting 25 September 1829.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 17 from the top.

Xms T Begins Sept 25 1829 [In out Comm] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin Oct 12     0-13-8
/4
1-7-9
/4
1-8-9
/4
1 5 10
/3
1-11-9
/4
1-4-4 1-17-8
/4
1 8 4
/3
1 6 7
/4
  [0]. 5 4
/2
13 3 0
/4

[page 10]

Accounts for the Lady Day quarter starting 25 December 1829.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 1 from the top.

Lady Qr begins Dec 25 1829 In and out of College 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin in Jan 1   1-7-11
/4
1 9 9 1 3 9
/3
1 3 8
/2
1-3-6
/2
1 8 10
/4
1 4 2
/4
1 5 0
/3
1 6 8
/1
1-8-8
/4
1-4-6 1 11 4
/4
15 18 1
/4

[page 11]

Accounts for the Midsummer quarter starting 25 March 1830.

Darwin's name is found on the 3rd page of this quarter (verso). It is no. 4 from the top.

[Mids Qr begins March 25 1830] [In and out of College] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]   [Total]
Darwin out June 3 1 1 11
/3
1-7-6 1 2 8
/4
1 2 10
/4
1 1 4
/3
1 5 8
/3
1 7 6
/4
1-0-5
/4
1 8 1
/4
1 5 7
/4
[0] 7 11
/2
  [0] 9 10   12 11 7

[page 12]

Accounts for the Michaelmas quarter starting 25 June 1830.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 37 from the top.

Mich Qr begins June 25 1830 In and out of Commons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin                               [0] 5 10

[page 13]

Accounts for the Christmas quarter starting 24 September 1830.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 33 from the top.

Xmas Qt Begins Sept. 24 1830 [In and out of Commons] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin in Oct 7   [0-0-]10
/ 2
1-0-8 1.1.5
/3
1 1 6
/3
1 3 3
/4
1 6 9 1 17 3 1 1 3
/2
1 4 8 [0] 19 11 1 0 10
/2
1 11 0   13 9 7
/4

[page 14]

Accounts for the Lady Day quarter starting 24 December 1830.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 30 from the top.

Lady Qr begins Dec 24th 1830 [In and out of Commons] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin   [0] 18 4
/2
[0] 18 4
/2
[0] 18 9
/2
[0] 18 8
/2
1-2-9 [0] 18-4
/2
1-0-7 1-0-4 [0] 19 8
/2
[0] 17 9
/2
    [0] 10=4   10 4 1

[page 15]

Accounts for the Midsummer quarter starting 24 March 1831.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 23 from the top.

Mids Qr Begins March 24th 1831 In Coll 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin B.A. April 25th       0-1-5
/2
1 3 2
/2
1=1=1
/2
1 4 11
/2
1 6 4
/2
1 2 5
/2
1-3-0 1 19 8       8 12 3
1/2

[page 16]

Accounts for the Michaelmas quarter starting 11 June 1831.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 20 from the top.

Mich Qr begins June 11 1831 In and out of Com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   [Total]
Darwin out June 16 1-8-6
/ 2
                      [0] 10-10   1 19 4
1/2

[page 17]

Accounts for the Christmas quarter starting 23 September 1831.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 8 from the top.

Xm Qr Begins Sept 23 1831 [In and out of Commons] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]   [Total]
Darwin                               0 9 10

[page 18]

Accounts for the Lady Day quarter starting 23 December 1831.

Darwin's name is found on the 2nd page of this quarter (recto). It is no. 7 from the top.

Lady Qr begins Dec 23 1831 [In and out of Commons] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]   [Total]
Darwin                               [0] 10 4

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