26.9.1809 call on Vernor / 16.11.1809 call on V & H
Vernor & Hood booksellers 31 Poultry from 1797 to 1812 (& with Sharpe from 1806) bbti. Thomas Vernor died in 1793 and was succeeded by his widow Ann. Their only son George Glass Vernor died in 1796 age 24. Their daughter Rachel was married to Eliezer Chater (qv) stationer. His partner was William Limbery Grosvenor (qv). Ann Vernor died in 1808, leaving no Vernors in the firm, which was run by Thomas Hood and Charles Sharpe. Thomas Hood died 20.8.1811 of a malignant fever and Charles Sharpe went bankrupt in 1812. So by "call on Vernor" I suppose Godwin meant the shop not the man.