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Poser 299 - Inventory of Adam Ferguson, 1816

This week's poser, taken from the Commissary Court records of St Andrews, 1816 (National Records of Scotland CC20/7/8 page 581) we asked how many tables did Ferguson have in his drawing room.

Extract from inventory of the goods and gear of Adam Ferguson, 1816 (National Records of Scotland CC20/7/8 page 581).

Answer: Ferguson had 8 tables in his Drawing Room (Mahoganny Card Table, Round Mahoganny Card Table, A Desk, A Small mahogany Table, A Tea Table, A night Table, 2 small Tables).

Transcription

Drawing Room
Grate fender and fire irons £2 - 2 -
Mahoganny Card Table 1 - 5 -
Round Mahoganny Card Table - 10 -
A small Stool - 5 -
Bason Stand - 2 -
A Desk 1 - 10 -
Boxes and Basket - 5 -
A small Mahoganny Table - 8 -
A Tea Table 1 - 11 - 6
A night Table - 5 -
a horse - 15 -
2 small Tables - 4 -
8 Elbow Chairs at 12/6 each 5 -..-
Carpet 2 -..-
A small mahogany press - 15 -
A folding Bed Stand with Green Curtains
feather Bed and mattress 8 - 8 -
two family paintings 2 -..-
four prints - 10 –

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