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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1851

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/724

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; merchants; draughtsmen; instrument makers; stationers; opticians; the Kent Water Company; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; decorators; the Phoenix Gas Company; printers; journeymen; ironmongers; manufacturers of gas appliances; an upholsterer; and a picture framer. The letters cover instructions; requests; accounts; bills; receipts; circulars; tenders; invoices; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. There are letters from T. Jones, J. Glaisher and B. Donkin; letters concerning a proposed twenty-four hour electric clock outside the Royal Observatory; and correspondence with the Birmingham Plate Glass Company and the Electric Telegraph Company.


  • Creation: 1851


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:56:09+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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