Inventory of Sr. Robert Danvers’s goods at Rushbrook

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A detailed manuscript inventory in a single hand, taken in May 1759 “when the Duke of Cleveland came into the house.” Arranged by room, the inventory provides a detailed list of the furniture, decorative items, and other furnishings for the servants rooms, serving halls, storage areas, and even the dog kennel as well as the public rooms and owners’ personal spaces.

  • TitleInventory of Sr. Robert Danvers’s goods at Rushbrook when the Duke of Cleveland came into the house, 1759, 1760 February.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 210

Acquired July 2013

 

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