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

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1814-1815

GUSN

GUSN-194224

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

account books

Additional Identification Number

Other identifier Account book 190

Physical Description

1 account book (190 pages)

Collection Code

MS002

Collection Name

Account books collection

Reference Code

MS002.101

Record Details

Material Type

account books

Descriptive Terms

Townsend
Peckersfield
Ashby
Sharon, NH
Mrs. Swaim
Tailoring
Fabrics
Weaving shop

Description Level

Item