Four ivory charity collection tallies

Made:
1863-1880 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
Four ivory charity collection tallies, c.1800. Selection on black background.

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Four ivory charity collection tallies, c.1800. Selection on black background.
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Four ivory charity collection tallies, c.1863-1880

Charity and donations were important sources of revenue for hospitals and other social causes. During the 1700s and 1800s, hospitals relied upon charitable donations for money to pay staff and purchase medical supplies. These ivory tallies were possibly attached to collection boxes and are inscribed with the name “Mrs. Vaughan”.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A52717
Measurements:
overall weight: .04kg
type:
tally
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • record - document
  • financial record
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust