Hartford in an Old Account Book

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1962

GUSN

GUSN-169721

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Description

John Potwines was a silversmith and merchant who came to Hartford from Boston in 1737. His daybook provides interesting insight into everyday life in Hartford in 1752, from the price of a suit of clothes to the favorite beverage of Reverend Hezekiah Bissell.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 97

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1962.053.189.002

Abstract

John Potwines was a silversmith and merchant who came to Hartford from Boston in 1737. His daybook provides interesting insight into everyday life in Hartford in 1752, from the price of a suit of clothes to the favorite beverage of Reverend Hezekiah Bissell.

Date Notes

Volume 53, Number 189 (Summer, 1962)

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Record Details

Originator

Potwine, Elizabeth B. (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1962). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England