Bank Eating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street


 An engraved trade card advertising “Bank Eating-House” in the City of London

  • PrintmakerEverard, printmaker.
  • TitleBank Eating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street [graphic] : Geo[rge] Barlow (waitor & succ[esso]r to the late Mr. Markins) respectfully acquaints his friends & the public in general, that he has taken the above house, and laid in, an assortment of the best wines, genuine-brandy, rum & c. &c. … / Everard sculp. Finsbury Terrace.
  • Published[London : George Barlow?, ca. 1793]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 793 Ev93

Acquired July 2013

Inventory of Sr. Robert Danvers’s goods at Rushbrook



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


Letters : to his son Edward


A group of thirteen signed letters from the botanist John Stackhouse to his eldest son Edward later (from 1815) Edward William Wynne Pendarves containing advice on the management of the family estate in Cornwall, Pendarves and related mining rights as well as family news and gossip from Bath where the father was living in retirement.

  • AuthorStackhouse, John, 1742-1819.
  • TitleLetters : to his son Edward, 1805-1819

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 117

Acquired July 2013

Accounts, South Shields and Bill Quay bottle works


Seven manuscript accounts varying in length from 9 to 14 pages each, dated 1790 and 1793 for two glass bottle factories, one at South Shields and the other at Bill Quay (now part of Gateshead) in County Durham. The inventories list figures for bottles, breakage, “soap ashes”, iron, coal, and instruments; also records stock, lists of creditors and debtors, expenses and profits.

  • TitleAccounts, South Shields and Bill Quay bottle works, County Durham, 1790 January 11, 1793 January 1.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 211

Acquired July 2013

Letters : to Samuel Percival of Pendarves, Bristol


A group of 39 autographed letters, signed from James Dunn, solicitor at Tolgus to Samuel Percival of Pendarves in Bristol, keeping him updated concerning the running of the Pendarves estate in Cornwall. The estate was passed on to Percival’s wife, Grace, upon the death of her brother Sir William Pendarves (died 1726). Percival’s address is often “at the Copper Warehouse in Small Street” Bristol suggesting that he may have worked in the copper company founded by John Percival in 1742. The letters contain many references to copper and tin mining at the Pendarves mines and elsewhere as well as local news and gossip, reports on the house and gardens at the Pendarves estate. Dunn also appears to have acted s Percival’s solicitor, agent and accountant, managing tenancies and looking after the library and wine cellar. There are also references to the politician and book collector Robert Hoblyn as Dunn appears to have been employed by him as well. Dunn also makes many references to the fossilary at Pendarves, created by Grace Percival.

  • AuthorDunn, James, solicitor, at Tolgus.
  • TitleLetters : to Samuel Percival of Pendarves, Bristol, 1754 October 26-1757 September 9.

Catalog Record


Acquired July 2013

Papers relating to the Tanfield Moor Colliery, Durham


Account sheets, letters, draft bonds, and other financial and business notes relating to the Tanfield Moor Colliery for the period 1797-1798

  • AuthorTanfield Moor Colliery.
  • TitlePapers relating to the Tanfield Moor Colliery, Durham, 1797-1798.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 114

Acquired July 2013

A collection of epitaphs, epigrams, stories…



  • AuthorCaesar, Thomas.
  • TitleA collection of epitaphs, epigrams, stories, &c, &c. together with the editors advice to young tradesmen / compiled by Thomas Caesar, Sen., a thorough-bred Hampshire Briton but late from Egham in Surry.
  • PublishedEgham : Printed for the editor by C. Boult, 1795.

Catalog Record 

761 795 C697

Acquired July 2013

Nathl. Channon carman

lwlpr29883_mLetterpress trade card framed within a decorative oval border.

  • AuthorChannon, Nathaniel.
  • TitleNathl. Channon carman : (son in law and successor to Mr. Millett, deceas’d) No. 8, Union-Mews, Union-Street, the top of Wells-Street, work done by waggons or carts in town … N.B. Coals and rubbish carted.
  • Published[London : Craft, Painter (sic) Wells-St., Oxford-St., ca. 1800?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 800 C458

Acquired July 2013

Cheap paints manufactured by James Crease and Son


  • AuthorJames Crease and Son.
  • TitleCheap paints manufactured by James Crease and Son, No. 53, West Smithfield, London : for common out-door paint … Aromatic paints
  • Published[London : James Crease and Son, ca. 1815?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 815 J27

Acquired July 2013

Samuel Child, boot & shoe-maker


Letterpress trade card framed within a decorative oval border

  • AuthorChild, Samuel (Shoemaker)
  • TitleSamuel Child, boot & shoe-maker, No. 9, Fenchurch-Street : bespoke work in the newest taste … boots and shoes for exportation.
  • Published[London : [Samuel Child, ca. 1800?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 800 C536

Acquired July 2013