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An inventory of the household furniture, linen and china, in Bloomsbury Square

Sir William Lee, 1688-1754. An inventory of Sir William’s Bloomsbury residence (taken 24 years after his death in 1788), is a remarkable document recording every item in all 30 rooms from the bed chambers to the coachman’s room, the servant’s...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Oct 2016

An inventory of the household furniture, linen and china, in Bloomsbury Square…

A collection of 24 items including 11 letters from the coal merchant Frederick Miller invoicing Sir William for coal, five orders of ale from James Musgrave, and a beautiful printed receipt (completed in manuscript) for the use of one four-wheel carriage....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Sep 2016

Invoices from the Lemon-Tree Tavern and Hotel

Three printed bills with manuscript completions, issued by the Aberdeen inn, the Lemon Tree and later the Lemon Tree Tavern and Hotel, and dated 1802, 1806, and 1811. The billhead includes a woodcut of a lemon tree and identifies the proprietor as George...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Mar 2016

To the natives of the parish of St Giles’s..

An invitation to the ancient ceremony of beating the bounds, with a large view of St. Giles’s from the south (figures include a strolling couple, a playing boy, and a cripple with his dog) and a vignette of the church. The form has blanks left for...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Sep 2015

These are to certifie that the body of [blank]

Records the burial of Jennett Merchant. Dated in manuscript 28 February 1728 and signed off by John Price, mayor of Bristol and initialled by two witnesses Title:These are to certifie that the body of [blank] … [graphic]. Published:[Bristol?]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jan 2015

Enlistment paper for Thomas Lavit

Form with blanks filled in for the enlistment of “Thomas Lavit born in Reding” in the United East-India Company. The enlisted man attests to his good health and swears he is neither apprenticed to anyone nor His Majesty’s service. The...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Nov 2013

These are to certifie that…

 Form for releasing prisoners for one day “to transact his affairs.” Annotated with the name of the prisoner, warden, and dated 23 April 1737. Author: Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas. Title: These are to certifie, that (pursuant to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Jul 2013

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, rent charge …

A letterpress indenture printed on vellum with blanks for names, dates, and signatures. Author: Theatre Royal (Drury Lane, London, England) Title: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, rent charge of two shillings and sixpence for every night of performance...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 May 2013

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