COLLECTIONS: 7221 - 7230 of 7917
Scope and Contents: Records relating to the fishing business, coastwise shipping, and a general store. The material on fishing includes fish books, schooners' outfits, shares books, and unbound papers. On coastwise shipping there are unbound papers for a number of vessels, schooners' outfits, coasting books, and waste books. The general store, Newcastle, N.H., is represented by blotters, day book, and stock books.
Overview: Thomas Fayerweather (1724-1805) was a Boston merchant engaged in coastwise and international shipping in the West Indies, Europe, England, and Nova Scotia, as well as whaling and mining ventures, and farming. The Thomas Fayerweather incoming letters, dated 1750-1784, relate to trade of goods like molasses and sugar, and social matters, from correspondents including James Porter, William Blair Townsend, William Spooner, and Henry Atkins.
Scope and Contents: Account book of Thomas Fillebrown containing charges for labor he and his son provided to residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1788 to 1825. Entries record wages for general activities, such as a “day’s work,” and specific tasks like killing livestock and setting glass windows. The accounts also include records of payment via cash or barter.
Overview: Letters on the publication of Dibdin's Bibliographical Decameron; letters and clippings concerning the book collector Richard Heber, and letters, manuscripts, and printed material on Dibdin's various publications.
Overview: The Thomas Gibbons business papers document his steam ferry business and personal life in New Jersey and New York, 1803-1862.