(AUCTION – EAST ANGLIA). ~ [Auction account of the Reverend Mr. Newcomb, probably of Feltwell, Brandon, Norfolk] [Moulton, Suffolk, Jan 23 1815].
Manuscript on paper, small folio (320 × 200 mm), pp. 4, folded and postally addressed (postmark Newmarket). 1 page with the account, 1 page with auctioneer’s letter. Slightly browned.
An account of auction purchases of domestic goods by a Reverend Newcomb of Brandon from a Newmarket auctioneer, including garden furniture, kitchen implements, glasses, crockery and books Newcomb’s purchases total £61 5s and 11d, with the most expensive items an ‘Engine’ (£16 10s) and a brewing copper (£10, 7s 8d). Newcomb bought 5 books: History of Turkey (2s 6d); the Works of St Cyril of Jerusalem; Burnet’s History and Theory of the Earth and Macclesfield’s Trial. He also took home a parrot cage (5s 6d).