On an engraved billhead illustrated with a medallion of St. Luke mixing paint on a palette, Joseph Bell’s itemized invoice to Charles Wren dated 20 July 1782. Motto at the head of the sheet: “Pictures carefully cleaned, lined & repaired, & funeral achievements accurately painted, and picture frames neatly executed in oil, or burnished in gold.”
- Author: Bell, Joseph, active 1782.
- Title: Invoice : St. Luke, High Bridge, Newcastle, to Charles Wren, 1782 July 20.
Catalog Record & Digital Image
LWL Mss File 131
Acquired July 2015
A manuscript invoice issued by Robert Sayer, a successful London print, map, and chart publisher, on 15 August 1772. The purchaser is one “Mr. Gordon” of “9 Bury Court, St. Mary Ave”. The list is grouped by type, “10 historical prints”, “72 prints of ladies, eminent men, humourous, etc.”, “8 large landskips”, and “12 views of Havannah”, with details concerning framing, glass, cases, and shipping charges. On the verso, a docket title indicating a discount presumably because of the size of the order.
- Author: Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794.
- Title: Invoice for prints bought from Robert Sayer by Mr. Gordon : London, 1772 August 15.
Catalog Record & Digital Collection
LWL Mss File 120+
Acquired January 2014
A collection of 140 bills and invoices made out to attorney Charles Wren or his wife Mary, dated 1793-1797, issued primarily by businesses in London and Newcastle; they document the personal and household expenses of a prosperous provincial lawyer and his household.
- Author: Wren, Charles, 1750-1799.
- Title: Financial papers, 1793-1797.
LWL Mss 8
Acquired December 2012