1842 Detailed Estate Inventory of a Sixth Avenue New York City Home's Furnishings and Wares; Transferring Ownership and Allowing Usage from James Thomson to Maria Cox
(Americana - 19th Century - Manuscript - New York City - Social History - Estate Inventory)

New York City, NY: Not Published, 1842. F A listing of household goods, enumerating items and their values; dated New York Jan. 14, 1842; James Thomson, bought of Maria Cox. Dozens of household items listed: rush bottom chairs, maple chairs, glasses, feather beds & bedding, bedsteads, blinds, dressing tables, mahogany tables of several kinds, washing stands, fireplace equipment, rugs, floor-cloths, tea sets, china, silver and brass wares, cooking implements and more. At bottom the consideration of $ 324 is made for the added-up totals and it is put forth that Thomson will have the items as his property; on back of this sheet is a further legally-couched statement acknowledging that Thomson allows Maria Cox the use of the items, until called upon by him. It is unclear whether these terms were agreed to by Maria Cox, as she has not signed the document. Approx. 8" x 12 1/2" size, each panel; ink handwriting, very legible. Some light wear, old fold lines; in very good condition. Interesting early 19th century New York City social, business history ephemera. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25387)


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