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Creator:
Gibson, Joseph (Merchant), creator.
Title:
Billhead recording purchases for repairs to a trunk and items of clothing purchased by John Hancock in 1820, from Joseph Gibson, Portsmouth.
Alternate Title(s):
Bought of Joseph Gibson, Navy and Army clothier, linen & woolen draper, hosier & hatter
Published/Created:
Portsmouth, 1820.
Physical Description:
1 sheet : illustration ; 16 x 20 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TT497 .G53 1820 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Engraved billhead of Joseph Gibson, Portsmouth Navy and Army clothier, recording purchases made by John Hancock in 1820. Records charges made for repairs to a trunk and articles of clothing totalling £1/1/5.
"Bought of Joseph Gibson, Navy and Army clothier, linen & woolen draper, hosier & hatter. Young gentlemen fitted out for the Navy & Army & a great variety of every article required for both services. An experienced foreman from London & the best taylors always employed in the house. Gosport & 88, High Street, Portsmouth."
"Sextants, quadrants, mathemaical instruments, spy glasses, swords, dirks, belts, &c. &c. &c." and "Funerals completely furnished".
"Importer of foreign wines and spirits. Sea cots & bedding."
Signed: "John Hancock."
Completed in pen and black ink.
Subject Terms:
Clothing trade -- Great Britain.
Drapery industry -- Great Britain.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Great Britain.
Gibson, Joseph (Merchant)
Hancock, John, active 1820.
Hat trade -- Great Britain.
Liquor industry -- Great Britain.
Military uniforms -- Great Britain.
Nautical instruments -- Great Britain.
Portsmouth (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Wine industry -- Great Britain.
Woolen goods industry -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1820.
Invoices.
Billheads.
Blank forms.
Ephemera.
Financial records.
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