Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 6:00PM
Museum of London

A Haberdashery Shop on London Bridge: Journal of a Georgian Gentleman

Mike Rendell

The fascinating story of eighteenth century haberdasher who recorded what he ate, what he purchased, how he slept and what the weather was like in obsessive detail.  He also kept newspaper cuttings and admission tickets, he copied sermons, and collected coins, shells, fossils and books.

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Mike Rendell spent thirty years as a lawyer in Bristol before retiring to Spain a decade ago. He has used his time to research a huge collection of papers from the 18th Century. These included everything from diaries to inventories, accounts to shopping lists, and other ephemera kept by an ancestor who traded as a hosier and haberdasher from his shop at One London Bridge in the 1760's. The ancestor married a fortune, but later fell out with his children and became a farmer in the Cotswolds.

The result of Mike Rendell's studies were published in 2011 as The Journal of a Georgian Gentleman.

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12 February 2013

A Haberdashery Shop on London Bridge: Journal of a Georgian Gentleman
Mike Rendell

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