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Capt. Edward Sheaffe

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1772-02-26
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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal, 8 July 1771, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston Evening-Post, 17 February 1772, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Massachusetts Gazette, and the Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser, 17 February 1772, p. 3; 24 February 1772, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, 20 February 1772, p. 2
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, 8 July 1771): "To be Sold at public Vendue on Wednesday next, at Nine o'Clock, A.M. at the House of the late EDWARD SHEAFFE, Esq; at Charlestown, The Houshold Furniture, with the Tallow-Chandler's and Soap-Boiler's Utensils, and other Moveables of the said Deceased.—Among the Furniture is a very good Eight-Day Clock, several handsome Looking-Glasses, three compleat Setts of burnt China for the Tea-Table, a very fine and valuable Piece of Painting, as good as new, about 4 Feet square, with a genteel Frame, a handsome Mahogany Book-Case, with Glass Doors, containing a pretty large and valuable Collection of Books, particularly, many of the best in Divinity, which will be sold if a sufficient Number of Purchasers appear. Also to be Sold at private Sale, The Mansion House of the said Deceased, with the Land adjoining, and the Work-House suited to the Tallow-Chandler's and Soap-Boiler's Business. Also one Quarter Part of the Long Wharff in said Charlestown, with the Warehouse thereon.
The above Articles ay be viewed on the Day before the Sale."
Advertisement text (Boston Evening-Post, 17 February 1772): "On Wednesday 26th February Inst. At TEN in the Morning, Will be sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, At the Auction-Room, in Queen street, The LIBRARY of the late Captain SHEAFFE, of Charlestown, to which will be added, The Libraries of two other Gentlemen deceased, making a large Collection of Books, in History & Divinity. Catalogues of which may be seen at the Auction Room the Day before the Sale.
Wednesday 26th instant — TEN o'Clock.
J. Russell, Auctioneer."
Advertisement text (Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser, 17 February 1772): "On Wednesday 26th February instant, at TEN in the Morning, Will be Sold by PUBLIC VENDUE at the Auction Room in Queen-street, The LIBRARY of the late Cap. Sheafe, of Charlestown, to which will be added, The Libraries of two other Gentlemen deceas'd, making a large Collection of Books, in History & Divinity, Catalogues of which may be seen at the Auction Room, the Day before the Sale.
J. Russell, Auctioneer.
WEDNESDAY, 26th inst.---Ten o'Clock."
Advertisement text (Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter, 20 February 1772): "On Wednesday 26th February instant, At TEN in the Morning, Will be Sold by PUBLIC VENDUE at the Auction Room in Queen-street, The LIBRARY of the late Capt. Sheafe, of Charlestown, to which will be added, The Libraries of two other Gentlemen deceas'd, making a large Collection of Books, in History & Divinity, Catalogues of which may be seen at the Auction Room, the Day before the Sale.
J. Russell, Auctioneer."
Advertisement text (Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser, 24 February 1772): "Next WEDNESDAY, At TEN in the Morning, Will be Sold by PUBLIC VENDUE at the Auction Room in Queen-street, The LIBRARY of the late Capt. Sheaffe, of Charlestown, to which will be added, The Libraries of two other Gentlemen, deceas'd, making a large Collection of Books, in History & Divinity, Catalogues of which may be seen at the Auction Room, the Day before the Sale.
J. Russell, Auctioneer."
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1711-10-11
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1771-05
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