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Series GAN - The Timber Merchant's Pocket Companion by Charles Gane, Wood Auctioneer
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GB235 GAN

Title

The Timber Merchant's Pocket Companion by Charles Gane, Wood Auctioneer

Date(s)

  • 1894 (Creation)

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2 items, 2cm

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Name of creator

Gane, Charles

Biographical history

Archival history

Items were previously held in the Cleghorn Memorial Library at the Museum of Science and Art Edinburgh before coming to the RBGE Library in August 1940.

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Scope and content

Small card guide produced by Charles Gane of Charles Gane & Co., Timber, Lath and Slate Merchants, Wisbeach, outlining how to calculate the cost of lengths of timber, published by William Rider and Son, at the Office of the Timber Trades Journal, 14 Bartholomew Close, London. There is an accompanying notebook, blank, but with columns for No., Length, Girth, Contents and Cost.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

It is debatable whether the notebook is worth keeping as it is damaged and blank, with no known context as to who owned it. Kept at present in case it affects the interpretation of the Pocket Companion.

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the front cover has come off the notebook.

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GAN

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Minimal

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filed at G

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