"I pray p[ro]vide to be sent too morrow in ye Cart some Greenfish"

A 17th-century document found under the floor of an historic house undergoing restoration provides a glimpse into daily life at Knole, a country house in Kent, England. The "shopping list" apparently was written by a well-educated servant by the name of Robert Draper as a request to one Mr. Bilby. Greenish is better known today as salted cod. Read

Seventeenth-century Shopping List Discovered Under Floor Boards of Historic English Home

By Brigit Katz

January 22, 2017

Smithsonian Magazine

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