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Monson Family Invoices

Call Number: LWL MSS 13
Scope and Contents
The collection holds more than 170 invoices and receipts issued to members of the wealthy and aristocratic Monson family of London and Lincolnshire, between the years 1730 and 1834. The documents are engraved, printed, and manuscript invoices, many with illustrated billheads, that are often accompanied by manuscript receipts for payments received by the vendors. They are organized by four categories: Food and beverages; Clothing and accessories; Household expenses; and Other Expenditures. The latter group includes music lessons, transportation (primarily by sedan chair), charitable contributions made to St. George’s Hospital in London, and other goods and services. Most of the vendors and purveyors were located in London and are noted at the folder level in the collection finding aid; several of the merchants were women such as Hannah Glasse (1708-1770), in particular those selling clothing, headwear, and textiles. A folder of household receipts document the expenses of a ball held by Lord and Lady Monson at their London home on June 22, 1807.
Conditions Governing Access
This material is available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Monson Family Invoices is the physical property of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the W. S. Lewis Librarian/Executive Director.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Samuel Gedge, April 2014.
1730 - 1834
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
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