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Nicholas Thierry, ??-??

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Nicholas Thierry was a shoe and bootmaker.

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Thierry was a ladies' and gentlemen's boot manufacturer in St Omer and Paris, but he had depots in Britain and America, in London at 70 Regent Street Quadrant, W. and 40 Gresham Street, E.C., in Manchester at 2 St Anne Square and in New York at 28 Sixth Avenue. He was JW's bootmaker and in 1878 JW's unpaid bill amounted to £12.7.3, forcing Thierry to begin legal proceedings to recover costs [#08957]. JW tried his best to pay the bill, writing to his solicitor T. Allingham, 'They have been very nice about this - and did once before stop proceedings and put off the matter on my asking them to do so - I must pay whenever I can' [#08732]. However he seems to have been unable to pay off any part of the bill as Thierry's name appears on a list of creditors dating from around the time of his bankruptcy [#11986].