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1934 Art and Industry Exhibition photograph collection

Collection Identifier: Vis:767 1934 A784
Overview: The 1934 Art and Industry Exhibition photograph collection contains photographs that were on display in New York City and Chicago in an exhibition sponsored by the National Alliance of Art and Industry.

A. Lincoln Filene papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:776 1921-1925 F481
Scope and Contents: Papers relating to certain non-business interests of Filene. Included are some materials on industrial relations and papers of the National Committee for a Department of Education, of which Filene was chairman.

Aaron and William Walcott Rhoades day books

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1809-1884 R474
Scope and Contents: Collection consists of three day books and one postcard of the Rhoades House in East Walpole. Volume 1 covers 1809 to 1812, and includes debts for a variety of products principally rum, tobacco, cordials, wine, soap, biscuits, butter as well as boots and shoes presumably kept by Aaron Rhoades. Volume 2 covers 1812 to 1867, and includes debts arranged by debtor in the first part of the volume kept by Aaron Rhoades and then turns to lists of sales or repairs of boots and shoes kept by William...

Aaron Cook daybook

Collection Identifier: Mss:1 1794-1833 C771
Scope and Contents: Daybook kept by Harvard, Massachusetts, farmer Aaron Cook (1767-1845), recording charges for agricultural products he sold, and labor he performed including yardwork and bricklaying. Entries appear to be kept in terms of pounds, shillings and pence up until 1821 when the entries reflect dollars and cents.

Aaron Everett account book

Collection Identifier: Mss:83 1797-1826 E93
Scope and Contents: Account book of estate administrator Aaron Everett (1748-1824), of Foxborough, Massachusetts, primarily recording credits and debits for legal services from 1795 to 1817. The first part of the ledger consists of accounts of Wrentham, Massachusetts, day laborer John Fairbanks, Jr., dated 1788-1795, and settlement by Aaron Everett of outstanding debts owed to Fairbanks' estate after his death in 1795. The remainder of the volume contains Everett's charges for writing wills and administering...

Abel Jacobs account book

Collection Identifier: Mss:873 1794-1809 J12
Scope and Contents: Account book of Thompson, Connecticut, tavernkeeper Abel Jacobs, dated 1794 to 1809, primarily recording credits and debits for board, liquor, food, and transportation he provided. He often accepted labor and services or commodities like salt and sugar as payment.

Abraham Bell and Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1831-1844 B433
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of letters received from Toulmin, Hazard & Company, relating to cotton which Bell and Company sold on consignment.

Abraham Burger account book

Collection Identifier: Mss:778 1849-1860 B954
Scope and Contents: Account book of Abraham Burger of Ulster County, New York kept between 1849 to 1881. The peddler's records show "first cost", "profits", and "retail price." At the end of the book are some acounts possibly of James M. Reed, Hampton, N.H.

Abraham Howe and Emory Howard account book

Collection Identifier: Mss:1 1793-1808 H855
Scope and Contents: Account book kept by farmer Abraham Howe (born 1776), of Bolton, Massachusetts, from May 1793 to July 1809, and by farmer and shoemaker Emory Howard (born 1812), of Holden, Massachusetts, from March 1842 to December 1873. Abraham Howe’s accounts concern farm labor and other activities for which he hired himself out, including carpentry. Emory Howard's accounts primarily relate to his earnings from shoemaking, although he sold farm produce and hired himself out for day labor as well. There is...

Account book of a Connecticut farmer

Collection Identifier: Mss:1 1797-1799 N892
Scope and Contents: Account book kept by a late eighteenth-century store owner and farmer in Norwich, Connecticut, from April 3, 1797 to September 9, 1799, describing business transactions with local laborers and residents. Most of the volume records work done for him by African-American laborers, who were paid in goods from his store. The name of the laborer is recorded along with the date of work, cost of service and type of payment. The bulk of the accounts are for Will; he gathers corn, hoes, loads wood, kills...