1840 Richard Cussons Bookseller, Kingston-upon-Hull Yorkshire, England
-5 original antique advertising billheads, when sold, no more
-19th c. Lowgate, Hull, England Family Business, Yorkshire County
-Beautiful old 19th c. Victorian London typography / English graphics
-Cussons Genealogy, Great Britain
This is a beautiful set of 5 British printed advertising billheads for the Richard Cussons bookbinding, book seller & stationer, stationery business in the early 1840's in Hull. The receipts for purchases by Miss or Mrs. C. Maister, who is listed as living at Wood Hall.
Richard Cussons printed advertising bill head text reads: "Richard T. Cussons, bookseller and stationer, (successor to Isaac Wilson) 53, Lowgate. Magazines and every other periodical publication procured as soon as published. Bookbinding of every description executed in the best style. An assortment of ledgers, cash and day books, &c. Always on hand, or made to pattern."
Miss C. Maister purchased the following listed in these receipts: Tibbins French Dictionary, Gent's Book, Morrison's, Wax (assumed to be sealing wax), 6 sheets Royal Music, Royal Music Book, Binding Music, Envelopes, Silver envelopes, Brookman's pencils, Pens, Bible Binding, Prayer Binding, Queen's note, Packet Silver Wafers x 2, Bowling?, Exercise Books....
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Richard Tomlinson Cussons 1803-1872
Siblings: Twin brother George Cussons born on December 25, 1803
Place of Birth: Hull, Yorkshire County, England
Father: Thomas Cussons (1762-1829) born in Old Byland, Yorkshire, to John and Milcah Cussons. He married Mary Wawne Cussons in 1791 Sinnington, Yorkshire. They had six children in 20 years. He died in July 1829 in Ripon, Yorkshire, England, age of 67)
Mother: Mary Wawne Cussons (1765-1834) born Sinnington, Yorkshire.
His Spouse: Elizabeth Smith married in 1832, Beverley, Yorkshire, England.
Mary Elizabeth Cussons (1835-1925)
Ann Cussons (born & died 1837 at 8 months)
George Smith Cussons (b. 1839, married Mary Coultas 1863, Bridlington, Yorkshire)
Richard Charles Cussons (1841-1842, infant)
He also lived in Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding) England
Death: July 1872 in Hull, age 68.
Source: Book: General and concise history and description of the town and port of Kingston-upon-Hull by James Joseph Sheahan, Publisher: London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: "The President of the Library Committee for the year 1864 is the Rev. T. B. Paget, M.A. ; and the Treasurer is R.L. Cook, Esq. Mr. Richard T. Cussons is the Librarian. There are 510 shareholders."
It seems Richard Cussons bought his business from Isaac Wilson. We also found him in Yorkshire records: Isaac Wilson born 1801 in Yorkshire. His father was John Wilson, and his mother Mary Wilson. He had 11 children: seven sons and four daughters with Elizabeth Wilson between 1831 and 1849. He would have been roughly the same age as Richard Cussons. Later we see Mr. Cussons listed as a librarian.
This is beautiful old Cussons family piece, and an unusual English surname. The lot was found in Exeter, Devon England.
Size: The 5 billheads measure: 2 large full sheets 9 x 7.5 inches; 1 mid size sheet 6.5 x 8 inches, and 2 smaller sheets measuring 8 x 4 inches The reverse of each is blank.
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