Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Jumble Club

Posted in Beinecke Library, Cary Playing Card Collection by beineckepoetry on May 4, 2009

The records of The Jumble Club, a group dedicated to playing whist (and *only* whist) which thrived in Glasgow, Scotland, approximately between 1799 and 1877.
The records consist of 4 ledgers containing minutes of meetings, with additional meeting minutes, inventories, insurance policy, checkbook. flyers and other related papers and ephemera.

And they came in a lovely metal coffer, complete with a set of keys, none of which fit the box lock.

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  1. Levi Stahl said, on May 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, this is lovely–so perfectly aged as to risk seeming fake. And what an odd name for the club, having nothing to do with whist, unless I am missing something about the game?


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