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The number of the tusks brought to England is very large.

In Sheffield alone it is stated that upwards of 45,000 tusks are annually consumed.

The workers in ivory in that town are above 500 number and the value of the tusks is about £30,000 per annum.

 

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If I remember right one of the monuments in the General Cemetery is for an ivory dealer, the monument includes tusks etc. Anyone know it?

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Looking through The 19th Century Newspaper archives i came across this.

CAPTURE OF A BUFFALO IN SHEFFIELD .

The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent (Sheffield, England), Wednesday, October 09, 1878.

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The Sheffield Independent, and Yorkshire and Derbyshire Advertiser (Sheffield, England), Saturday, October 19, 1833

Ivory Tusks, Ivory Handles,

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Bankrupts

London Gazette

James Levick Sheffield, Ivory Merchant Dec 20 1836

James Wild Senr. Sheffield, Ivory Dealer & Merchant Aug 25 1837

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T1HE Commissioners "in a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing

date the 13th day of December 1836, awarded a,nd issueil --

forth against James Levick, of Sheffield, in tbe countyfof

York, Ivory Merchant, Dealer and Chapman, intend to meet

on the 2d day of June next, at ten of the clock in the

forenoon, at the Town-hall, in Sheffield, in tlie^county of

York aforesaid, in order to Audit the Accounts of the Assignees

of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt under th«

said Fiat, pursuant to an Act of Parliament, made and

passed in the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty

King'George. the Fourth, intituled " An Act to amend the

laws relating to bankrupts ;" anil the said Commissioners

also intend to meet on the same day, at twelve o'clock at

noon, i at the • same place, in order to make a Dividend,

of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt ; when and where

the creditors, who have not already proved their debts,

are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded

the benefit of the said Dividend.

London Gazette

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Whites

Wolstenholme, Francis, Ivory dealer (W.W.B.& Co.)

Residing at 174 Broomspring Lane, in 1905.

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Dissolution of partnerships 1821

Archard, J & Gurney E, Sheffield Ivory merchants

The European Magazine

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Sheffield ivory merchant, John Eyre - 1805

www.exeterfoundry.org.uk

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Battie William, ivory merchant and cooper, 5, Townhead street

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Sheffield ivory merchant, John Eyre - 1805

www.exeterfoundry.org.uk

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Battie William, ivory merchant and cooper, 5, Townhead street

Baines 1822

Whites 1833

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1902 Trade Directory

West Lodge, 7 Claremont Place,

James Edward Wing, Solicitor and Benjamin J Taylor, Ivory Merchant.

rootsweb ancestry,com

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Paul England Fisher, late of Sheffield,

in the county of York, Ivory Merchant (who died on the

24th day of April, 1870)

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Marsden, Arthur Edwin ( ivory merchant).

h.13 Grange Crescent Road, Sheffield

Whites 1905.

Marsden, Arthur Edwin ( Ivory merchant (Edwin & Sons)).

h. 45 Edge Hill Road,

Whites - 1911.

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Whites 1857

Fisher Chas.,

ivory & bone mercht., Brown st.; h 260 Western bank

Hall Saml.

ivory & shell dealer & tortoise shell comb mfr.

262 Bright st. h Summer Hill, Sharrow

Heathcote Chas.,

Ivory merchant, 56 Coalpit ln; h 12 Wilkinson st

Horridge Wm. dealer in ivory

and tortoise shell scales, Pool Works, 101

Fargate; h Northumberland road

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The Sheffield Independent, and Yorkshire and Derbyshire Advertiser (Sheffield, England), Saturday, October 19, 1833

Ivory Tusks, Ivory Handles,

Thanks for the very interesting reference to the sale of ivory. Are there any trade candidates as bankrupts, partnership breakup's or deaths at this time? It would be nice to know who may been the original owner(s) of the stock. burnisherboy

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Thanks for the very interesting reference to the sale of ivory. Are there any trade candidates as bankrupts, partnership breakup's or deaths at this time? It would be nice to know who may been the original owner(s) of the stock. burnisherboy

Check William Battie, Townhead Street - best match for year, Ivory merchant and dealer

always going to be a bit of guesswork this one.

[got to go, driving...]

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A photo of the Jos Rodgers & Sons stash circa very early 1900s.

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In 1826, Mr.Henry Moorhouse, the Master, and Mr.William Sansom, the Senior Warden, with Mr.Hugh Parker, the leading magistrate, were deputed to convey a handsome present of Sheffield cutlery to the Duke of York.  His Royal Highness, genially amused at the free and racy vernacular of the Senior Warden, affably engaged him in friendly conversation.  Expressing curiosity as to the sources of Sheffield’s large consumption of ivory, the Duke was assured that the Cutlers “keep a pack of elephants, and grow us own ivory.”

From R.E.Leader’s History of the Cutlers Company

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