Esoteric London

No. 761: Blythe Hill Lane, SE6

Posted in Lettering, London Types by esotericlondon on January 28, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_4309 copy

Blythe Hill Lane, London, SE6. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

A Londoner’s London – Wilfred Whitten, 1913:

Another Islington writer, whose works, though ephemeral, were extremely useful in their generation and always fetched their full value, was Mr. Abraham Newland, whose signature was on every Bank of England note. He died at 38 Highbury Place, after retiring thither from twenty-five years’ service as chief cashier of the Bank of England. During that period he never once slept out of the Bank. His signature was so familiar that the expression to “sham Abraham Newland” became a cant term for forgery.