single mb (Expenses)
...And 6s 8d to the wrestlers who were present with the mayor at Perkins' (house) as a reward. And for 2d spent on beer for them. And 8d to the pipers as a reward at Perkins' (house)....
Record title: Cofferers' Accounts of the Gild Merchant
Repository location: Reading
The early surviving rolls in the 'Cofferers' Accounts' from 1413–14 to 1428–9 are badly faded, damaged, and in some cases fragmentary (see Slade, Reading Gild Accounts, pt 1, pp xi–xii). When they were read by Macray for the Historical Manuscripts Commission in 1888 ('Corporation of Reading,' pp 161–227), more of the writing on the rolls was legible than it is now. For this edition, all were read under ultraviolet light.
1426–7; Latin; parchment roll; single membrane; 710mm x 240mm; written 1 side only; repaired.