Manuscript bond signed, 1766 Feb. 14.

Record ID: 
102800
Accession number: 
MA 739.8
Author: 
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.
Credit: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.
Description: 
1 item (1 p.) ; 40.5 cm
Notes: 

Part of a collection of 18 letters, bills, and documents of the English historian Edward Gibbon. Items are cataloged individually in 18 records (MA 739.1-18); see collection record for more information.

Summary: 

Binding Edward Gibbon and his father Edward Gibbon, Sr. (and their heirs, executors and administrators) to Sir Francis Gosling, Knight and Alderman of the City of London, Robert Gosling Esq. of Lincoln's Inn Fields, and George Clive Esq. of Bedford Row for the sum of £30,000. The loan payments are to be due every six months until 15 February 1771, with interest at the rate of £4 and 10 shillings per £100. Signed "Edward Gibbon" and "Edward Gibbon Junior," and with their seals. Witnessed by J.W. Smith and William Cartlitch.

Provenance: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan from the London dealer J. Pearson & Co. in 1911.