Inventory of wearing apparel and other things of the late Mrs. Bamford

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A very detailed manuscript inventory in a single hand on three pages, two columns each, listing articles of “wearing apparel and other things” of Mrs. Ann Bamford: gowns, bonnets, stays, hoops, caps, shoes, handkerchiefs, aprons, tippets, pockets, cloaks, bonnets, shawls, gloves, petticoats, etc. The type of material and color are often included in the description as well.

  • TitleInventory of wearing apparel and other things of the late Mrs. Bamford, circa 1780?

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 116+

Acquired July 2013

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4 thoughts on “Inventory of wearing apparel and other things of the late Mrs. Bamford

  1. Reblogged this on Tea Table Musings and commented:
    Interested in getting a glimpse into one late eighteenth-century woman’s wardrobe? Mrs. Ann Bamford was apparently one very well-dressed woman, if the “Black Velvet Tippet” and “Goldlaced blue sattin cloak” are any indication.

  2. Interest in Mrs. Bamford’s inventory continues to grow! My post on the Two Nerdy History Girls (http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-many-clothes-did-18th-c-woman-own.html) was picked up over the weekend by the hugely popular blog Go Fug Yourself (http://www.gofugyourself.com/fugs-and-pieces-september-19th-2014-09-2014) If you’ve seen a big rise in your page views, they’re the reason why. May be the first time the Walpole Library has appeared on a snarky celebrity & fashion blog….What would Mrs. Bamford say? 🙂

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