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93/411/1 Archive, shoemaking, Joseph Box Ltd, London, England, 1868-1923. Click to enlarge.

Joseph Box Shoemaking Archive

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 …


Object No.


Object Statement

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

Physical Description

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.


Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

24 November 1993

Cite this Object


Joseph Box Shoemaking Archive 2023, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 March 2023, <>


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