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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-05-09
1849-1899
Creator:
Wilson, John, active 1850-1899
Extent: 1 volume (+ 1 photograph, 3 leaves)
An account book kept by John Wilson who lived in Troutbeck and Windermere, Westmorland, England spanning the years from 1849 to 1899. The volume comprises Wilson's recorded business transactions with clients. Wilson's records suggest he was probably a literary agent, editor, and stationer. He was paid for editing, writing, arranging, and printing and was employed by newspapers such as the Kendal Times and the Lake Herald and writers including George Augustus Sala and Eliza Winstanley. Bound at the end of the volume is Reynold's astrological and prophetic almanack for 1849 on sixteen printed pages.
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John Wilson account book
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Wilson, John, active 1850-1899
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1788
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume (+ 1 photograph, 3 leaves)
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1849-1899
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An account book kept by John Wilson who lived in Troutbeck and Windermere, Westmorland, England spanning the years from 1849 to 1899. The volume comprises Wilson's recorded business transactions with clients. Wilson's records suggest he was probably a literary agent, editor, and stationer. He was paid for editing, writing, arranging, and printing and was employed by newspapers such as the Kendal Times and the Lake Herald and writers including George Augustus Sala and Eliza Winstanley. Bound at the end of the volume is Reynold's astrological and prophetic almanack for 1849 on sixteen printed pages.
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Wilson, John, active 1850-1899
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Account books Almanacs Codices (bound manuscripts) Correspondence Finding tabs Hybrid books Manuscripts, English--19th century Recipes