The Slaugham Archives

Nye & Son, shopkeepers of Handcross (2 of 2)
The Slaugham Archive
Nye & Son, shopkeepers of Handcross (2 of 2)

A handful of purchase invoices from 1850 received by Nye and Son have been acquired recently and above can be seen the reverse of an invoice to which an unperforated “Penny Red” postage stamp has been affixed. The stamp was the successor to the more celebrated “Penny Black” of 1840 which was only issued for about one year as it was difficult to see the cancellation stamp on the black version. The Penny Red was in use from 1841 to 1879.
All the invoices available were folded to form the shape of an envelope, but the address and stamp were added to the reverse of the bill with no envelope being required.
The Large Version shows the 1861 census of the Dorset House inhabitants, with one notable absentee, being William’s wife, Sarah, who had died in 1855 aged about 40.
Select Open Document to view various suppliers’ invoices received in 1850. The writing is truly beautiful, but completely unreadable!

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Picture added on 29 September 2017 at 19:57
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