Inventory of the goods & chattles of Richard Phelps of the Parish of Awre…

Inventory of the goods & chattles of Richard Phelps of the Parish of Awre, 1758 November 10.

LWL Mss File 49+

Manuscript, in a single hand, signed by the two appaisers: Richard Blanck and W. Swayns Junior. Richard Phelps was a carpenter and coffin maker living in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, above his workshop. The inventory contains a detailed listing of his tools as well as his household possessions — furniture, cloths, kitchen wares and other household goods — as well as his stock boards for his business. The docket title is dated 9th-10th [November] 1758 on the verso of the second leaf.

Inventory of the goods & chattels of Richard PhelpsSubjects (Library of Congress): Phelps, Richard, d. 1758; Households–Great Britain; House furnishings–Great Britain; Inventories.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: September, 2010

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