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Trade card for John Mawe's Free Museum in Matlock Bath, England

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030141711]
Identifier: MS-0760
John Mawe (1764-1829) was a British mineralogist who became known for his practical approach to the discipline. The collection includes an engraved paper trade card for "J. Mawe, Free Museum, Matlock. Mineral and Shells, Amethystine fluor and Black Marble ornaments, elegantly engraved or plain, chimney pieces etc." The trade card dates to the early 1800s, likely 1800.

Dates

  • early 1800s

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Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

John Mawe

John Mawe (1764-1829) was a British mineralogist who became known for his practical approach to the discipline. Initially a mason by trade, he became a mineralogist, setting up mineral shops in Derbyshire and London, as well as going on expeditions for the Portuguese crown in Brazil. One of these shops Mawe set up was likely a "Free Museum" in Matlock Bath. He wrote several books on mineralogy and his adventures, but is known for his primary work, Travels in the Interior of Brazil (1812).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mawe
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Scope and Contents

Rewritten from dealer description:

The collection includes an engraved paper trade card for "J. Mawe, Free Museum, Matlock. Mineral and Shells, Amethystine fluor and Black Marble ornaments, elegantly engraved or plain, chimney pieces etc." On the reverse are handwritten details of items purchased by a visitor. The engraving depicts a view of the Museum, and notes the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. The trade card dates to the early 1800s, likely 1800.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ken Spelman Rarebooks in August 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Annie Tang in September 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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