No. 001

Title

No. 001

Page Number

Address

Cuper's Gardens, Lambeth (approx. John Street + Bridge Road, roughly 50 feet down Waterloo on bank of Thames)

Geographic Details

"Cuper's Gardens were 17–18th century pleasure gardens (or tea gardens) on the south side of the River Thames in Lambeth, London. The gardens looked over to Somerset House near Waterloo Bridge, and were centered on what is now the north end of Waterloo Road." [1]

Date(s)

1740s - 1810

Medium

Printer

Name of Business / Business Owner

Services

Goods

Annotations / Handwritten Text

M Beaufoy / Cupers Gardens / Lambeth / 1 1/2 hhd Vinegar / £ 2 : 3 : 6

Printed Text

n/a

Description

Square paper with black-brown handwriting; "hhd" meaning "hogshead," a liquid unit of measurement equal to 63 wine gallons (243 liters). [2]

Mark Beaufoy's distillery operated in Cupers Gardens from the 1740s until 1810 before moving to South Lambeth. The company eventually became British Vinegars Limited, operating until 1960. [3]


Invoice indicates 2 pounds, 3 shillings, 6 pence [4]

Research Notes

+ Need to identify denominations of invoice numbers

Page Last Updated

Sources

[1] “Beaufoy Vinegar Factory.” Vauxhall History, vauxhallhistory.org/beaufoy-vinegar-factory/.

[2] "hogshead, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, March 2020, www.oed.com/view/Entry/87629. Accessed 27 March 2020."

[3] “BRITISH VINEGARS LIMITED.” COLLECTIONS CATALOGUE, London Metropolitan Archives, search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/LMA_OPAC/web_detail/REFD B~2FBFY?SESSIONSEARCH.

[4] “Money.” Money - Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham, www.nottingham.ac.uk/manuscriptsandspecialcollections/researchguidance/weightsandmeasures/money.aspx.

Collection

Tags

Citation

“No. 001,” English Trade Cards: A Digital Companion, accessed June 21, 2021, http://englishtradecards.org/items/show/2.

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