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China. Pocket book of J H Packer

Reference code
China. Pocket book of J H Packer
mid 19th century
Level of description
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)
MS 865
Archival history
?Part of the bequest of D F Allen, 1975 (A.J., 56 (1976), 351).