Historic ledgers of Ducker & Son, shoemakers of Turl Street, Oxford
The 11 ledgers bound in red leather cover the period from 1910 to 1963 and feature beautiful copperplate writing detailing the names, addresses, and personal styles of thousands of Ducker & Son's customers.
Over the years, customers included members of European aristocracy, clergy, and several Maharajahs as well as generations of Oxford academics and students. Among Ducker's illustrious clients were J.R.R. Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh, Captain Pitt-Rivers and many politicians.
Page in Ledger 14 (MS. Don. c. 243)