In Search of Cahoone, the 1790 Diary of John Francis

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1969

GUSN

GUSN-169784

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Description

John Francis was a shrewd businessman who, with John Brown, was part owner of Hope Furnace, an iron-smelting operation. In September 1790, Francis made a journey to Winchester, N.H., to find Daniel Cahoone, the "New Furnace" smelting operator. A portion of Francis' diary, which records the journey, is reprinted here.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 165

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1969.060.218.002

Abstract

John Francis was a shrewd businessman who, with John Brown, was part owner of Hope Furnace, an iron-smelting operation. In September 1790, Francis made a journey to Winchester, N.H., to find Daniel Cahoone, the "New Furnace" smelting operator. A portion of Francis' diary, which records the journey, is reprinted here.

Date Notes

Volume 60, Number 218 (Fall, 1969)

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Record Details

Originator

Glenn B. Skillin (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1969). 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