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London's Literary Merchants



Vine A (2022) London's Literary Merchants. London Metropolitan Archives [Online newsletter] 12.08.2022.

First paragraph: LMA’s collections are full of intriguing records of seventeenth-century merchant life. We might think, for example, of the sixteen books (CLC/509/MSS05100–05110) of Sir William Turner (1615–93), a London textiles merchant, and a leading figure in the Merchant Taylors’ Company. This collection of handwritten volumes, many still in their original bindings or wrappers, includes expenses books, cash books, sales books, letter books, purchase books, stock books, and journals. Together, these sixteen books constitute one of the most extensive surviving business archives from the early modern world.

Type of mediaOnline newsletter
FundersThe British Academy
Publication date online12/08/2022
PublisherLondon Metropolitan Archives
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Dr Angus Vine

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