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Early modern English fur and textile trade

Manuscript Indenture from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

28 August 1600.

One leaf parchment, with hanging parchment tab and red wax seal. Early modern English fur and textile trade. Brown ink on parchment, docketed on verso, with a red wax seal on a parchment hanging tab. White paper stamp with blue frame on verso reads "1917C" in black ink, several modern pencil annotations. Item #318118

This indenture, from the 28th day of August in the 42nd year of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1600) records a contract betwen Thomas Fettiplace, citizen and furmonger of London, and Richard Black, draper.

An interesting look at the textile and fur trade in England in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, the attached wax seal, clear hand, and English language text make this an attractive teaching item. The parchment's verso has a distinctively "fuzzy" English feel to it.

A contemporary note on the verso reads "Sealed and delivered..." and is followed by the signatures of Thomas Fettiplace, George Plomer, and William Blake.

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