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Account book of an employer at a northeast Masssachusetts weaving shop, 1814-1815

Description

Most pages are headed by a female's name, with dates for commencing and finishing particular pieces of weaving. Assignment (type and amount of fabric) appears under each employee's name, with "warp" and "woof" indicating various colors and quantity in yards and weight. Amounts paid range from $8 to $39, and the periods of time spent on pieces range from 1 to 6 months. A child's penciled drawings appear on inside front cover.

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  • Account book of an employer at a northeast Masssachusetts weaving shop, 1814-1815 (current record)

Details

Collection Name
Account books collection
Collection Code
MS002
Dates
1814-1815
Physical Description
1 account book (190 pages)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Other identifier: Account book 190
GUSN
194224
Reference Code
MS002.101

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Ashby
Fabrics
Mrs. Swaim
Peckersfield
Sharon, NH
Tailoring
Townsend
Weaving shop
Material Type
account books

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