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Memorandum and silk samples, 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/A8/150

Scope and Contents

A memorandum by Frederick W. Coles listing silk musters sent to F.G. Horne, London, dated Canton, 28 October 1873, accompanied by three samples of embroidered crape shawls listed in the memorandum as D-F. There are also three pieces of papers which were used as wrappers for the samples and include markings left by them. Samples A-C, which are missing, are listed in the memorandum as netted silk sashes.


  • Creation: 1873


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1 item(s) (1 portfolio)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but slight damage by insects.

Existence and Location of Copies

L8/56 is a colour photographic negative of the silk shawls.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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