Aleksandr Mikhailovich Golitsyn (1723-1807) was a prominent statesman and diplomat from one of the largest and wealthiest noble families in imperial Russia. He was related to the Naryshkins (Peter the Great's people) on his mother’s side. Under Catherine II, whom he'd helped bring to power, he served in the College of Foreign Affairs, and eventually became a senator. Golitsyn began his career as part of the Russian embassy in the Netherlands in 1742. He served in Paris from 1749 until his transfer to London in 1755, and would reside in England until 1761.
For your edification, I reproduce the following list of items Golitsyn purchased in London on April 18, 1761, from a certain Wugglesworth:
- Six polished cast steel razors in scalloped tortoiseshell cases
- Two silver boxes and a brush
- A hone and strap for sharpening the razors
- A bottle for oil
- A pair of scrawl shank scissors
- A tortoiseshell comb
- A fluted ivory-handled penknife
- A mahogany box with black ebony molding and lined with velvet and glass
The price for all this was 7 pounds, 7 shillings, and 9½ pence.