above, I looked in the British Newspaper Archive to see if T. Aveling had advertised his services in the London papers. He had. I was particularly interested because I had discovered that an 'oil and Italian warehouse' was virtually the "deli" of the Regency era.
|Morning Chronicle 14 April 1803|
above) advertised in the Morning Post.
|Morning Post 10 April 1805|
|Morning Post 29 October 1804|
below there is a new sort of shop mentioned--Vanherman, Fores & Co., British Paint Manufactory.
|Morning Chronicle 16 April 1808|
|Morning Post 19 May 1807|
I feel as though I have been shopping in Regency London after perusing this list. And it has led me to reflect on who did go shopping for the wide variety of items required by a household. The mistress of the house would acquire large and/or decorative items I am sure. The size of the household would dictate the shopper for other items. It might be a maid, or it might be a house steward. I can see another interesting line of research opening up!
Happy New Year!
'Til next time,
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