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Sir Francis Bernard

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1770-09-11
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Newspaper advertisement for sale: Boston Evening-Post, 27 August 1770, p. 3; 3 September 1770, p. 3; 10 September 1770, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal, 27 August 1770, p. 3; 3 September 1770, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, 30 August 1770, p. 4; 6 September 1770, p. 4
Newspaper advertisement: The Massachusetts Gazette, and the Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser, 10 September 1770, p. 3
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 47
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Advertisement text (Boston-Gazette, 27 August 1770): "On TUESDAY the 11th Day of September At TEN o'Clock in the Morning, Will be sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, At the PROVINCE HOUSE, All the genteel House Furniture of Sir FRANCIS BERNARD, Bart. Among which are, All kinds of Mahogony Tables, Chairs, Sconce and Pier Glasses, most excellent Feather Beds, a variety of Mahogony and other four Post Bedsteads, with several Suits of Bed Curtains with Window Curtains to suit; a very excellent eight Day Clock, Chimney Glasses; a great variety of rich China, Glass & Stone Ware; all Kinds of Kitchen Furniture, &c. &c. &c.—Also a Library of Books, 100 Orange & Lemmon Trees, and a few Fig and Cork Trees.
The Furniture may be viewed on Saturday the 8th, and Monday the 10th of September, where a Catalogue of the whole may be seen.
J. RUSSELL, Auctioneer."

The advertisement for 3 September is that printed in the Massachusetts Gazette of 30 August
Advertisement text (Evening-Post, 27 August and 3 September 1770): "On TUESDAY the 11th Day of September at TEN o'Clock in the Morning, Will be sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, at the PROVINCE HOUSE, All the genteel House Furniture of Sir FRANCIS BERNARD, Bart. Among which are All kinds of Mahogony Tables, Chairs, Sconce and Pier Glasses, most excellent Feather Beds, a variety of Mahogony and other four Post Bedsteads, with several Suits of Bed Curtains with Window Curtains to suit; a very excellent eight Day Clock, Chimney Glasses; a great variety of rich China, Glass and Stone Ware; all Kinds of Kitchen Furniture, &c. &c. &c.—Also a Library of Books, 100 Orange and Lemmon Trees, and a few Fig and Cork Trees.
The Furniture may be viewed on Saturday the 8th, and Monday the 10th of September, where a Catalogue of the whole may be seen.
J. RUSSELL, Auctioneer.
The Sale to be continued from Day to Day till the whole is Sold——"
Advertisement text (Massachusetts Gazette, 30 August 1770): "On TUESDAY 11th Day of September at TEN o'Clock in the Morning. Will be sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, at the PROVINCE HOUSE, All the genteel House Furniture of Sir Francis Bernard, Bart. Among which are [long list in two columns, at the end of which is] Also, a Library of Books a Catalogue of which may be had at the Time and Place of Sale. ... J. Russell, Auctioneer."
Advertisement text (Evening-Post, 10 September 1770): "TO-MORROW At TEN o'Clock in the Morning, Will be sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, at the PROVINCE HOUSE, All the genteel House Furniture Of Sir FRANCIS BERNARD, Bart. Among which are All kinds of Mahogony Tables, Chairs, Sconce and Pier Glasses, most excellent Feather Beds, a variety of Mahogony and other four Post Bedsteads, with several Suits of Bed Curtains with Window Curtains to suit; a very excellent eight Day Clock, Chimney Glasses; a great variety of rich China, Glass and Stone Ware; all Kinds of Kitchen Furniture, &c. &c. &c.—Also a Library of Books, 100 Orange and Lemmon Trees, and a few Fig and Cork Trees.
Also a very good HARPSICHORD.
The Lemmon & Orange TREES, advertised for sale at the PROVINCE HOUSE TO-MORROW, will be sold at Sir Francis Bernard's Seat on Jamaica Plain on WEDNESDAY next, at Eleven O'Clock.
J. RUSSELL, Auctioneer."
Advertisement text (Massachusetts Gazette, Post Boy, Advertiser, 10 September 1770): "TO-MORROW, At TEN o'Clock in the Morning, Will be sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, at the PROVINCE HOUSE, All the genteel House Furniture Of Sir FRANCIS BERNARD, Bart. Among which are All kinds of Mahogony Tables, Chairs, Sconce and Pier Glasses, most excellent Feather Beds, a variety of Mahogony and other four Post Bedsteads, with several Suits of Bed Curtains with Window Curtains to suit; a very excellent eight Day Clock, Chimney Glasses; a great variety of rich China, Glass and Stone Ware; all Kinds of Kitchen Furniture, &c. &c. &c.—Also a Library of Books, 100 Orange and Lemmon Trees, and a few Fig and Cork Trees.
Also a very good SPINNET.
The Lemmon & Orange TREES, advertised for sale at the PROVINCE HOUSE TO-MORROW, will be sold at Sir Francis Bernard's Seat on Jamaica Plain on WEDNESDAY next, at Eleven O'Clock.
J. RUSSELL, Auctioneer."
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1712-07
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1769-06-16
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