T is for Trunk Maker

By SHEPHERD, John, 1778 
£650

J. Shepherd, Naval & Military, Trunk, Sea Chest, Canteen Maker and Furnishing Undertaker. An extensive variety of travelling Trunks of every description Portable Leather Cases, Carriage, Imperials, Carpet-bags, Holsters, Fire Buckets, Medicine Chests, Boxes, and Packing Cases for the East & West India and American Trade. Engraving Elegantly Executed. Undertakers supplied with every Article necessary for Funerals.

Ephemera
  • Author: SHEPHERD, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: No 90. Bishopgate Street, Opposite St. Helen’s Place
  • Publication date: From 1778
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 130 by 90mm. (5 by 3.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17817

Notes

John Shepherd (1760–1817), trunk maker and undertaker, the founding father of the Shepherd family firm, established the business in 1778, operating from 90 Bishopsgate, as here, where it remained until 1865. He was succeeded by his brother Robert Camp Shepherd and his son (or nephew) John (1788–1854). John took on soul ownership in 1823, passing the business his son John (1826-after 1865).

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