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Trade cards

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Small printed sheets, and later cards, bearing tradesmen's advertisements, often including an engraved illustration; produced from the 17th through the 19th century. For cards made later, bearing the name and address of a business concern and the name of its representative, and intended more for information than for advertising, use "business cards." For cards made later and distributed for advertisement, use "advertising cards," and for those made later and issued primarily to be collected, with or without advertisements on them, use "collecting cards."

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Album, circa 1850?

 Item — Vol. 8
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Scrapbook features prints clipped from various sources; several business cards from shops in London, Florence, and Chiavenna; and a small group of drawings by Mary and Baldwyn. The collection of prints is peculiar in its range of subjects: among portraits, picturesque scenes, and fine-art reproductions, there are several newspaper engravings that suggest especially lurid stories. The most notable include the beheading of a prisoner—an undated journal illustration, likely for a report on the...
Dates: circa 1850?

Autobiography, circa 1836-1857

 Item — Vol. 5: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 15, Series II
Scope and Contents: Original autograph manuscript of C.R. Leslie's autobiography (published as: Autobiographical recollections by the late Charles Robert Leslie, R.A. London: John Murray, 1860).The manuscript is written in pen and ink, in Leslie's hand throughout. It is heavily revised and edited. A significant number of passages here were omitted in the published version, edited by Tom Taylor.Mounted at front is the engraved trade card of Leslie's father:...
Dates: circa 1836-1857

Business card: Phrogg. Peter Drew, Harrogate design firm., 1980

 Item — Box 1: Series 3; Series 4; Series 5, Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 17 , Series V

Letter to Lizzie Hester Whyte, 1885 April 4

 Item — 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 39002100397224], Folder: 10
Call Number: MSS 19 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

From an unidentified sender. Addressed to St. James' Road in Great Malvern. Letter expresses "best Easter wishes" with a small trade card of Edwin A Walford, Bookseller on High Street in Banbury.

Dates: 1885 April 4