Printed paper ephemera. A bundle of original 1920s information leaflets, guides, ads and forms.

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Item details

There's the day to day correspondence a solicitor in the 1920s would let pile up on his desk, and then there's everything else he'd need to keep abreast of. This is that everything else.

These bundles contain some of the leaflets informing of changes to the Poor Laws, the Workmen's Compensation Act or the details of the new Landlords & Tenants Act. Then there are banking forms and insurance claims that need filling out and signing, stocks and shares to look into and, embarrassingly, the occasional overdue phone bill ...

This listing is for **a BUNDLE of 12 ITEMS ** all of which were original correspondence to the office of Messrs Seaton Grey, White & Co., a firm of solicitors in 1920s Whitby, North Yorkshire.

* a mix of 12 leaflets, flyers, forms etc
* topics covered may include the law, banking and insurance.
* CONTENTS WILL (naturally) VARY between bundles, but each will be a nice mix of all the styles available.

These are a *very rare* glimpse into the intimate details of the day to day mail delivered to a law office in the 1920s! There are a VERY LIMITED number of packs available and they will not be restocked once they sell out ... I don't have a time machine to travel back to collect more!

* as a collection, to look at, swoon over, stroke
* as a background for printing (I think these would make *amazing* backing papers for Gelli Plate prints!)
* as collage materials
* in a handmade book
* in a scrapbook / greeting card for a solicitor / lawyer
* as a starting point for some internet digging around in the history of any of the people / companies mentioned in the letters

For more images of this collection visit #thewhitbypapers hashtag on Instagram.

And do feel free to share your own images with that tag, once you've had your own Whitby papers delivered. I do hope you've got a silver letter opener on hand for when they arrive ...

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