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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/757

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; stationers; parcel carriers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; import agents; masons; glass manufacturers; slaters; the Post Office; furniture removers; valve makers; rubber manufacturers; ironmongers; the Tax Office; and the Kent Water Company. The letters cover various instructions; accounts; requests; bills; receipts; invoices; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. There are also notes by W.H.M. Christie and E. Dunkin; value catalogues; a booklet containing a short summary of the history of the chronometer maker E.J. Dent; and a preface by C. Pritchard to a book titled 'Sun, Moon and Stars, a book for beginners'.


  • Creation: 1879


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:57:37+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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