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#1 Brent1813

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:33 AM

Dear members,

I'm an assistant professor currently working on an article about young men's fashion at Oxford and Cambridge during the Victorian and Edwardian age. Two questions:

 

*Can anyone tell me what an 1870 reference in the London Graphic to a "Lincoln overcoat" might mean?

 

*Anyone have any information on a "Lincoln-and-Bennett hat," referenced in the Rev. Bradley's popular 1853 Oxford novel The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green? I believe that Lincoln and Bennett were haberdashers in Oxford, but would a "Lincoln-and-Bennett hat" suggest a unique style of hat, or merely any hat purchased from Lincoln and Bennett? 

 

I'm assuming that these two Lincolns are unrelated.

 

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Brent Shannon






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