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Tatman

Collection name:  Tatman
Collector: Colin Tatman
Accession number: LIVNP 2004.04

This collection was acquired by the Archive in 2003 and formally accessioned in early 2004.  It comprises in excess of 3,000 pipes from London, mainly from the Thames Foreshore.  Most of these are marked and date from c1580-c1920, including one complete seventeenth-century pipe and many complete nineteenth century pipes.  There are also approximately 80 pipe clay hair curlers from the Thames, some of which are complete and marked.  These fragments were collected by Tatman while he was living and working in London.

In addition, there a number of pipe fragments and pipe related objects, from other areas in the UK as follows:-

  • Pipes including marked stems from St Peter’s Street, Northampton.
  • Decorated nineteenth-century pipes from the Lincoln area.
  • Pipe and hair curlers from Boscastle, Cornwall.
  • Pipes from the Medway region, Kent.
  • Pipes from Beverley, Humberside.

Together with individual items of interest such as:-

  • Three cadger pipes, two by Blake and Crop.
  • A Jacob pipe bowl by Gambier.
  • A figural by Crop of London with a registered design no. 326970.

All the pipes are currently stored in a haberdashers cabinet and two 15-drawer filing cabinets.

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London pipes from Thames in the Haberdasher's Cabinet


In addition to the artefactual evidence there are four A4 bound volumes containing drawings of most of the pipes together with details of where they were recoverd and who might have made them. The aim is to have all four volumes scanned so that they are available digitally. At the moment only the first volume is available in three parts as follows:

Vol 1 Pt 1 Blackfriars to Dowgate (N. Bank)

c1580-1710

Vol 1 Pt 2 Blackfriars to Dowgate (N. Bank) c1690-1780
Vol 1 Pt 3 Blackfriars to Dowgate (N. Bank) c1720-1900+

Finally, there is a small collection of letters and correspondence between Colin and other contemporary pipe researchers.

Bibliography

Price, R. and Tatman, C., 1985 (July), ‘London Pipe Mould Makers’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 7, 2-7.

Tatman, C., 1984 (April), ‘An Alternative use for Clay Pipes’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 2, 12-13.

Tatman, C., 1984 (July), ‘Clay Pipe Smoking Customs of the Peak District’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 3, 19-20.

Tatman, C., 1984 (October), ‘A Music Hall Pipe’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 4, 18.

Tatman, C., 1985 (April), ‘Additional London Pipemakers’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 6, 23-25.

Tatman, C., 1985 (April), ‘A Complaint on the Inaccurate Depictions of Clay Pipes in Past Scenes of Genre’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 6, 26-29.

Tatman, C., 1985 (January), ‘A Pipeclay Haircurler from the Thames, London’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 5, 17.

Tatman, Colin, 1985, ‘Stamps and Mouldings on Clay Pipes Found in London’, in P. Davey (ed.), The Archaeology of the Clay Tobacco Pipe, IX, British Archaeological Reports, British Series 146(ii), Oxford, 363-388 (553pp).

Tatman, C., 1985 (July), ‘Points Arising: William III's tobacco pipe taxes’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 7, 24-26.

Tatman, C., 1985 (October), ‘Help: London pipe marked ES’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 8, 40.

Tatman, C., 1986 (January), ‘Smoking 'Heath-Robinson' Affairs’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 9, 1-3.

Tatman, C., 1986 (January), ‘Points Arising: Gregory Browne mark’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 9, 35-36.

Tatman, C., 1986 (July), ‘Further Thoughts on the SV Mark’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 11, 15-16.

Tatman, C., 1986 (July), ‘Correction: to Stamps and Mouldings on Clay Pipes found in London’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 11, 30.

Tatman, C., 1987 (April), ‘Mrs Elizabeth Spaull & Company, Clay Pipe Makers c1880-1942’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 14, 27-28.

Tatman, C., 1987 (January), ‘The Underwater Smoker!’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 13, 36.

Tatman, C., 1987 (July), ‘Who Made 'Winchester' Pipes?’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 15, 30-31.

Tatman, C., 1988 (January), ‘Help: Williams of Kent Street London marks’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 17, 25.

Tatman, C 1988 'Clay pipe moulds from Dartford Museum, Kent' Clay Pipe Research, 1, 33-41.

Tatman, C., 1988 (October), ‘Sale of Pipes from HMS Invincible’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 20, 21.

Tatman, C., 1989 (January), ‘Accounts Relating to The Tobacco Pipe Makers Company of London and Westminster’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 21, 11-14.

Tatman, C., 1989 (July), ‘The 'Tichborne' Pipe’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 23, 9-14.

Tatman, C., 1990 (April), ‘Cubble Manufacture’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 26, 23.

Tatman, C., 1990 (July), ‘An Interesting Use for a Clay Pipe’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 27, 20-21.

Tatman, C., 1990 (July), ‘Points Arising: information related to the London Pidgeon family’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 27, 31-33.

Tatman, C., 1991 (April), ‘Further Information on Clay Pipes as Instruments of Violence’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 30, 8.

Tatman, C., 1991 (April), ‘The Clay Tobacco-Pipe Industry in the Parish of Newington, Southwark, London’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 30, 9.

Tatman, C., 1992 (April), ‘Points Arising: Pipemakers' Societies’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 34, 27-29.

Tatman, C., 1992 (April), ‘Points Arising: Tobacco Substitutes’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 34, 29-30.

Tatman, C., 1993 (Spring), ‘Pipes Bearing the Arms of Prussia’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 38, 6-13.

Tatman, C., 1993 (Winter), ‘Late 19th-century Pipes from the site of St Mark's Station, Lincoln’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 37, 25-32.

Tatman, C., 1994 (Autumn), ‘Families and the Pipemaking Trade: The Mules Family of Stepney, Tobacco Pipemakers’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 44, 22-27.

Tatman, C., 1994 (Autumn), ‘New Publication: 'The Clay Tobacco Pipe Industry in the Parish of Newington Southwark, London' published in The Archaeology of the Clay Tobacco Pipe, XIII British Archaeological Reports 239 (1994). ISBN: - 0-86054-773-6’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 44, 36.

Tatman, C., 1995 (Autumn), ‘Feats of Strength and Clay Pipes’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 48, 19.

Tatman, C., 1995 (Spring), ‘Points Arising: The Ancient Order of Foresters’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 46, 26-27.

Tatman, C., 1996 (Autumn/Winter), ‘An 18th-Century Dutch Pipe Bowl from London’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 50, 46-47.

Tatman, C., 1997 (Spring/Summer), ‘Pipemakers From the Fleet Prison Marriage Registers’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 51, 26-29.

Tatman, C., 1999 (Autumn/Winter), ‘The History and Development of the Tobacco Pipe Makers Arms 1663 - 1956’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 56, 16-25.

Tatman, C., 2001 (for 2000) (Spring/Summer), ‘Points Arising: Tuckwell ('Tucker') and James Smith’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 57, 59.

Tatman, C. and Hammond, P., 2004 (Autumn/Winter), ‘Tobacco Pipe Makers within the Records of the British Lying-In Hospital, London, 1749-1868’, Society for Clay Pipe Research Newsletter, 66, 33- 39.

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This collection acquired thanks to the generous support of the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders

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