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Grenfell’s cigarettes invoice

‘14 Mill Street, Conduit Street, London W.

B. P. Grenfell Esq. . . . . . 13th April 1896.

Bought of A. Heronimos, Importer of Turkish Tobacco, and Manufacturer of Turkish and Egyptian Cigarettes:

500 Best Egyptian Cigarettes . . . . £1-7-6

Recv’d with many thanks — A. Heronimos, 13th April 1896’

Grenfell’s taste in cigarettes ensured a useful supply of robust small tins for the safe packing of small fragile objects found on site. A few tins remain in the keeping of the Papyri Project.