Pyott, Thomas Robert

Scope and Content

Papers and autobiographical memoirs, 1763-1786, apparently compiled for circulation amongst family and friends. Consists of an 'Account of Madeira wine for costs and charges' (ff.2v-3), 'Transactions of three years in trade [1760-63]' (ff.4-12) and 'Letters that were written to me in the progress of my misfortunes' concerning business, bankruptcy as a result of war, and personal matters (ff.13-146).

Administrative / Biographical History

Pyott was a wine merchant of Kingston upon Hull who lost his fortune in trade speculations.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Henry Young and sons of Liverpool in February 1907 as an addition to the Goldsmith's Library

Archivist's Note

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