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Crystal Palace sale Catalogue Inventory


Price: £9.95


AN INVENTORY
of
the contents
of 
THE CRYSTAL PALACE and GROUNDS
SYDENHAM
together with 
THE TENANTS FIXTURES
also
THE FURNITURE AND EFFECTS
at
"ROCKHILLS", SYDENHAM

The Memorandum on un-numbered page 4 of the Knight Frank & Rutley sale catalogue states: “The many effects to be included in the purchase are not enumerated in detail in the following particulars, but an inventory will be produced at the time of Sale”. This is a transcription of that inventory.

Over a number of years Melvyn Harrison, Crystal Palace Foundation Chairman painstakingly transcribed, cross-checked and verified the 500+ pages of the two original volumes of the 1909 Inventory.

The Inventory shows in great detail exactly what was in the Crystal Palace, the grounds and in Rockhills as at August 1909 and the quantity. The clerks that compiled the Inventory methodically traversed every area, room and cupboard and painstakingly counted and recorded every single item that they could find.

Thousands of items are recorded and counted.
Books to statues, plants to chairs and in the case of Rockhills bed linen to kitchen equipment.
This must be one of the largest inventories ever compiled.