Item #189 Lawyer’s Account Book. Anon.
Lawyer’s Account Book

Lawyer’s Account Book

London: [London, January 1, 1771 through March 23, 1771]. A three-month glimpse into the professional, and a bit of leisurely, life of a London lawyer. More than a simple ledger, it includes tidbits about the lawyer’s work in London, even including the most menial details such as, meeting “Humm, a talkative fellow”, waking “up early I walked to Mr. Morgan’s Chambers,” “supp[e]d with Mr Hatt in Piccadilly,” and a trip to Tom’s Coffee House in Devereux Court (a notable coffee house for the learned, Pope noting he sent a letter to his lawyer care of said coffee house). Apart from noting working on particular client matters, the account book does not, unfortunately, appear to violate attorney-client privilege or contain information that would have created a Georgian scandal. Nevertheless, an interesting portrait of early 1770s business life in London. 13cm x 10cm. 28pp. Unbound with edges uncut, several small pieces from corners torn away, small hole in final leaf, some browning. Item #189

Price: $400.00

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