No. 014


No. 014

Page Number


The corner of Marylebone Street opposite Glasshouse Street

Geographic Details

At Sir Isaac Newton's Head


1785 [1]



Name of Business / Business Owner


Annotations / Handwritten Text


Printed Text

Mathematical / Philosophical & Optical, / Instruments / are accurately made according to / the Best & Latest Instruments / by JAMES SIMONS, / At Sir Isaac Newton's Head / the former of Marleybone Street / opposite Glasshouse Street / London


Engraved card with flourishes; illustration of a classical bust at the top, along with several scientific instruments.

Research Notes

+ "Rocque's map of 1746 (Plate 6) and Horwood's of 1792 show the western portion between Savile Row and Bond Street as Vigo Lane. This part of the street subsequently became known by its present name of Burlington Gardens, and with the formation of Regent Street in 1816–19 the portion between Savile Row and Regent Street became known as Vigo Lane or Street. Thus only the very short portion between Regent and Warwick Streets was still known as Glasshouse Street. But in 1863 both Marylebone and Tichborne Streets were renamed as part of Glasshouse Street. This section is concerned with the modern Glasshouse Street, of which only a very small portion formed part of the seventeenth-century street of that name... On all seventeenth- and eighteenth-century maps the northern portion of the street, between Warwick and Sherwood Streets, is described as Marybone or Marylebone Street, but (as has been mentioned above) in 1863 both Marylebone and Tichborne Streets were incorporated in Glasshouse Street." [2]

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[1] Science Museum Group. Trade card: James Simons. 1934-122/36. Science Museum Group Collection Online.

"Swallow Street to Glasshouse Street." Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32, St James Westminster, Part 2. Ed. F H W Sheppard. London: London County Council, 1963. 57-67. British History Online. Web. 20 April 2020.



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