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China. Pocket book of J H Packer

Reference code
PAC
Title
China. Pocket book of J H Packer
Date
mid 19th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.A-N + 170 (with many loose insertions). Narrow folio. Leather, black, with the initials of J.H.Packer, and clasp. Bookplate of Derek Fortrose Allen, VPSA (front pastedown).
Scope and content
Pocket book of J H Packer of Liverpool, apparently engaged in the silk trade in Canton; mid 19th century. The book contains many examples of Chinese 'chops' or trade seals, laid down opposite the names of the respective firms, or loosely inserted; some are elaborately decorated. Packer's seal is stamped on the flyleaf (fol. N) between his name and address. Index, fol. D. (Inf. John A.Goodall, FSA).
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/865
Archival history
?Part of the bequest of D F Allen, 1975 (A.J., 56 (1976), 351).