Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives

Date / time
Date(s) - 16 June - 23 June
All day


CHORD on-line seminars – Participants are invited to two on-line seminars on ‘Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives’, which will take place via Zoom on 16 and 23 June 2020.

Further information, including the programme (also available below) and registration details can be found here:

Everybody is welcome and participation is free, but registration is required: please see for details.

For further information, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at:


11.00-11.30 Elle Larsson, King’s College London ‘Money can buy you everything: animal acquisition at the Zoological Museum, Tring’

11.30-12.00 Julie-Marie Strange, Durham University and Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway ‘Friends You Can Buy: The Rise of the Pet Shop in Modern Britain’

12.00-12.20 Work in progress presentation:Anna Flinchbaugh, Pratt Institute ‘Spots of Colour Treasures’: Negotiating Color in the Morris & Co. Embroidery Workshop’


11.00-11.30 Pete Edwards, University of Roehampton ‘London Carriers and the Distribution Network: the Case of William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire, 1597-1623’

11.30-12.00 Peter Yeandle, Loughborough University ‘Selling animal celebrity in late Victorian Britain’

12.00-12.20 Work in progress presentation:Ana Russell, University of Worcester ‘Fruiterers, Greengrocers, Florists: Female Business Participation in Bath c.1911 to 1928’


Image credit: Thomas Rowlandson, Comforts of Bath, 1798, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959. Courtesy of