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Creator:
Evers, Samuel.
Title:
Inventory of the trunk of Samuel Evers.
Published/Created:
1780.
Physical Description:
1 item (3 pages) ; 25 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process DS63.2.G7 .E94 1780+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Manuscript inventory of a trunk belonging to Lieutenant Samuel Evers, as received from Bussora, examined by Robert Abbott at Aleppo on 17 Feb. 1780. Twenty-six items are listed, including 31 shirts, 12 white linen waistcoats, 1 brass wash hand basin, 8 books, 1 mahratta cap, and a "Turkish Dress Compleat."
In 1784 Samuel Evers anonymously published an account of his travels: A journal kept on a journey from Bassora to Bagdad, over the little desert to Aleppo, Cyprus, Rhodes, Zante, Corfu, and Otrante, in the year 1779, by a gentleman, late an officer in the service of the Honourable East-India Company (Horsham, 1784). See: Mohamad Ali Hachicho, "English Travel Books about the Arab near East in the Eighteenth Century," in Die Welt des Islams, New Series, vol. 9 (1964), p. 69-70.
Selected exhibitions: "Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830" (Yale Center for British Art, 2008)
Subject Terms:
British -- Middle East -- History -- 18th century.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Clothing and dress -- Turkey.
East India Company -- Officials and employees.
Evers, Samuel.
Middle East -- Description and travel -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Inventories.
Contributors:
Abbott, Robert, fl. 1780.
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