Joseph Box shoemaking archive

Made by Joseph Box Ltd in England, 1868-1923.

This Joseph Box shoemaking archive comes from an important collection of footwear and shoemaking objects thought to have been initiated by the London shoemaker, Robert Dixon Box, and consolidated by his son, Joseph Box and the Box Kingham family during the second half of the 1800s. The collection ranges from remnants of leather shoes from the Middle Ages found in English archaeological sites, to intact European shoes from the 1600s onwards, ‘foreign’ shoes collected as ‘curiosities’ from around ...


Archive, shoemaking, Joseph Box Ltd, London, England, 1868-1923

This archive of Joseph Box, court shoemaker of London, consists of correspondence and scrapbooks concerning Box's exhibitions of boots and shoes, 1889 and 1921; printed catalogues of Box's and other manufacturers' shoes, 1883-c1910; drawings of shoes, c1898; and books and magazines relating to shoes, 1868-1917.


Joseph Box Ltd 1868-1923


Purchased 1993
25 November, 1993

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Joseph Box shoemaking archive 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 November 2017, <>
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