antique textiles History

Three Pair Stockings Angola Wellingbro

“Angola. 1827. A corruption of ANGORA: the fabric made of angora wool” The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 1983. The Shorter OED has the first recorded incidence of “angola” as 1827, but I stumbled on an unpublished reference to it, in the 1807-16 Disbursement Book of The Retreat asylum, in York. (Held at the Borthwick Institute, […]