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John Herries Maxwell (1784-1843) of Munches, of Buittle Parish, Kirkcudbright [Descendant of friend of Burns; William Maxwell of Carruchan]

Published by Edinburgh and Dumfries; (1839)

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About this Item: Edinburgh and Dumfries;, 1839. Janet Maxwell married William Maxwell in Buittle Parish on 3 September 1839, and died three years later. The nine items, in good condition on lightly-aged paper, provide a fascinating insight into the requisites and cost of an early Victorian Scottish middle-class wedding, from the wedding 'pelisse' to the 'bride's cake'. ONE. Covering packet with manuscript note by J. H. Maxwell reading 'Vouchers | My Daughters marriage - clothes jewellery pocket money &c | 3d Sep 1839 | £439. 5. 4'. TWO. Autograph itemised account by J. H. Maxwell. 12mo, 1 p. Headed 'State of Expenses of entertainment &c on my daughters marriage | on 3d Sep 1839'. Listing seven items, dating from between 4 and 27 September, totalling £17 18s 0d. Including 'extra cook from Dumfries', 'extra House Servant J. Glover', 'Wallace for use of china & plate' and 'Aitchison & Sons confectioners; & fruiterers'. Docketed on reverse 'confectionary Fruit servants &c | £17 . 18 . 0 | 1839'. THREE. Itemised bill of the Misses Galloway, Macomish, Snodgrass & Co., 112 George Street, Edinburgh. 24 August 1839 [no show on Google]. 4to, 4 pp; on engraved letterhead. For £137 (discounted from £140 9s 6d). Headed by 'a handsome pelisse of rich violet reps, wadded and lined throughout silk, furnished satin & & &', £13; and 'a handsome morning dress & cape of rich brocade satinette lined throughout & hvg handsome fly fringe & founces', £12. FOUR. Itemised bill of T. & J. Blackwood, Haberdashers, Silk Mercers, & Linen Drapers, 43 George Street, Edinburgh. 22 July to 9 September 1839; on engraved letterhead. 4to, 2 pp. For £56 2s 6d. Items include 'a Mousline De Laine Dress' (£2 12s 6d), 'a Lace Veil' (£3 15s 0d), 'Kid Gloves' (£3 13s 6d), 'Long White Gloves', 'a Worked Collar'. FIVE. Itemised bill of Aitchison & Sons, 'Confectioners to Her Majesty for Scotland'. 31 August 1839. 12mo, 2 pp. For £12 3s 0d. Includes a total of five guineas for 'Bride's Cake Ornamented'. Other items include 'German Wafers', 'Christalized [sic] Fruit', 'Orange Chips', 'Italian Merinigles [sic]' and 'Coronation Tartlets'. SIX. Letter of Aitchison & Sons. 25 September 1839. 12mo, 1 p. They will 'draft on British Linen Company for Twelve Pounds Three shillings [.] which settles all you are due us to this date'. SEVEN. Itemised haberdashery bill of William Howat of Dumfries. 20 July to 31 August 1839. Folio, 2 pp. For £22 18s 11d. Includes 'White Woodstock', 'Camb Buttons' and 'Shirting Cloth'. EIGHT. Itemised bill of 'Howat'. Undated. 12mo, 1 p. Totalling £37 10s 8d. Includes 'Counterpain', 'Holland', 'Braces' and 'Satin Stock'. NINE. Itemised bill of J. E. & M. Halliday of Dumfries. 30 to 31 August 1839. For £16 14s 3d. Including 'Fine cashman flannel dressinggown lined Berlin fringe' and 'fine twilled cotton slip with handsome insertion trimming & lace'. Seller Inventory # 11032

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