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Thomas Huntley's writing box, 1822-1846
 
   
Thomas Huntley's writing box, 1822-1846
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Brief Description: The modest writing box from which Thomas Huntley conducted his business in London Street from 1822-1846
Subject Date: 1822 - 1846
 
Full Description: Thomas Huntley (1803-1857) was the son of Joseph Huntley who founded the first Huntley bakery. Thomas had been an apprentice at an Epping grocer, Benjamin Doubleday, and then had worked for his uncle, John Huntley, at his bakery in Uxbridge. In 1822 he moved to Reading to work at his father's new bakery at 72 London Street. Joseph made Thomas a partner in the business in 1829. However he was not a businessman and when his father retired he found a new partner, George Palmer, who could develop the business.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 10.0cm, Width: 53.0cm, Depth: 28.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, communication <writing>, working life, Huntley, Thomas
Content Type: box
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1998.1.97
Unique ID: rm-rm-1998_1_97~1_583-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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