New Rooms Hanover Square, the Concert of antient music

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A ticket issued by the Concert of Antient Music in 1812, for an event held at the Hanover Square Rooms in London. In the center, a bust in profile looking left, within oval lettered ‘New Rooms Hanover Square, The Concert of Antient Music‘ and surmounted by musical instruments; date ‘1812’ above.

  • Printmaker: Cooper, Robert, active 1795-1836, printmaker.
  • Title: New Rooms Hanover Square, the Concert of antient music [graphic] / Robt. Cooper scult.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], 1812.

Catalog Record

File 74 812 C778

Acquired February 2022

Boggis and Clark hair dressers

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Text within banners surrounding central image, clockwise from upper right: Toupees; Wholesale & Retail; Cushion’s; Braids; Perfumery; Wigs

  • Title: Boggis and Clark hair dressers, No. 16, Ivey Lane, Newgate Street, London [graphic] / Terry sculp., Pater Noster Row.
  • Publication: [London] : [Boggis and Clark], [between 1770 and 1796]

Catalog Record

File 66 770 B674

Acquired November 2021

To all and every tavern-keeper, inn-keeper, and alehouse-keeper,

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A handbill issued by the churchwardens of St. Martin’s in the Fields, London, forbidding businesses to operate on Sundays, “Except works of necessity” and also mandating the hours that households must show lights on the exteriors.
Signed by the churchwardens: Thomas Kynaston and Richard Smith.

  • Title: To all and every tavern-keeper, inn-keeper, and alehouse-keeper, butcher, poulterer, fishmonger, fruiterer, and other persons using and trade or business of buying and selling within the Parish of St. Martin in the Fields … Notice and warning is hereby given, to all such persons as shall hereafter offend (against any of the statutes for the due observation of the Lord’s day) by selling or esposing to sale any flesh, fish, fruit, or other things, or suffering any persons to sit tippling in any tavern, … .
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1755]

Catalog Record

File 646 755 T55

Acquired July 2021

To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor

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A settlement certificate signed, and with seals, by the church wardens, overseers of the poor, and witnesses, for a husband, wife, and their two children in the Parish pf Tamworth in the county of Warwick.

  • Title: To wit. We [blank], church-wardens and overseers of the poor in the parish of [blank] in the [blank] of [blank] aforesaid, do hereby own and acknowledge [blank] to be [blank] inhabitant legally settled in the parish of [blank] aforesaid …
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by J. Coles, stationer, in Fleet-Street, [ca. 1766]

Catalog Record

File 66 766 T627+

Acquired May 2021

Stagecoach route information card

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An information card detailing distance in miles from the stages on the route (Grantham to London) and the time taken to reach each stage.

  • Title: [Stagecoach route information card].
  • Publication: [Grantham, England?] : [publisher not identified], [late 18th century]

Catalog Record

File 66 790 St779

Acquired February 2021

At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London

trade card

  • Author: Soho Academy (London, England)
  • Title: At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London, young gentlemen are bearded & taught the English, French, Latin & Greek languages, writing, arithmetic, geography, book-keeping, and the mathematics, at 2 guineas entrance & 28 guineas a year …
  • Publication: [London] : [Soho Academy], [approximately 1800]

Catalog Record

File 659 805 So682

Acquired May 2020

Thomas Hewerdine, oil and colour-man

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Includes a printed list of paints and oils, as well as other chandlery goods including preserved goods, grocery stores and other materials of use on board.


  • Title: Thomas Hewerdine, oil and colour-man, at the sign of the Colour-Grinder, the corner of Barnaby-Street, in Tooley Street, Southwark, London; Sells all sorts of colours ready prepared (at the lowest prices) for house or ship painting; that any gentlemen builders, &c. may set their servants to work, at an easy expence, by the help of a printed direction, he gives with his colours.
  • Publication: [Southwark, London] : [Thomas Hewerdine], [1765]

Catalog Record

File 66 765 T454

Acquired January 2021