Collection of bills and receipts relating to the Gordon family, 1769-1796.

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A collection of eleven bills and receipts for items purchased by members of the Gordon family of Scotland signed and dated over a period of 17 years. Included are lists of goods purchased by Thomas Gordon brought from Madeira by Captain Smith on the Britannia; several receipts for goods purchased by Miss Annie Gordon including gloves, cottons, meals, corn, and from a variety of tradesmen as well as drugs from a chemist; and a receipt for feathers purchased by James Gordon. Also included are receipts for goods purchased by Alexander Gordon who founded Gordon’s London Dry Gin in the Southwark area of London in 1769.

  • Author: Gordon family.
  • Title: Collection of bills and receipts relating to the Gordon family, 1769-1796.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 108

Acquired January 2013

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