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Status: Proposed
Type: Real
Size: Large (501 - 1000)

William Vassall

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1781-11-21
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Inventory; (made ~1781). Wendell Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston Gazette and Country Journal, 12 November 1781, p. 2; 19 November 1781, p. 3
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 50
Library notes
Advertisement text (12 November): "On WEDNESDAY 21st November, at TEN o'Clock, A.M. Will be Sold by PUBLIC VENDUE, at RUSSELL & CLAP's Auction Room, in Court Street, The elegant and valuable Library of William Vassall, Esq;—in Divinity, History, &c. The Books may be seen, and printed Catalogues had gratis, the Tuesday preceding the Sale."

The 19 November advertisement substitutes "On Wednesday next," for the first line.
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Date of birth
1715-11-23
Date of death
1800-05-08
Gender
male
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