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A letter written by T. D. Shortland giving his son, M. F. Shortland, permission to pledge a watch to the unnamed pawnbrokers. The letter was sent from was 64 Rugby Road, Newport. The date of when it was written is unknown. Having been found in the same folder as the records relating to pawnbrokers A. J. Jacobs & Sons, it can be assumed the letter dates from the 1920s-1930s.

Background information.

A. J. Jacobs & Sons operated in the early part of the 20th Century. In one of this collection's documents, they style themselves as: 'The Cheap Clothiers and Boot Salesmen. Hosiers, Hatters, Gents' and Juvenile Outfitters, Jewellers and Pawnbrokers'.


- ‘A. J. Jacobs and Sons, Pawnbrokers, Newport, Records, 1914-[1950s]’ in Gwent Archives / Archifau Gwent (GB 218 D2634), in Archives Hub [accessed 1 October 2020]

Depository: Gwent Archives.

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