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William Hitchcock account book

1800-1825
 Collection
Accession: 1975

Abstract

The account book, internal evidence suggests, belonged to William Hitchcock (fl. 1800-1825) and was used to record his earnings and activities as a laborer in the Connecticut Valley between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Dates

  • 1800-1825

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Biographical Note

William Hitchcock (fl. 1800-1825) was a farmer and laborer in the Conneticut Valley in the early nineteenth century. Not much is known about him. He owned farm land, including a mill, performed carpenty work, and a variety of jobs to earn an income.

Scope and Contents

The account book, internal evidence suggests, belonged to William Hitchcock and was used to record his earnings and activities as a laborer in the Connecticut Valley between New Haven, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. The volume records a number of unskilled and semi-skilled activities, including agricultural labor, working in a carding and fulling mill, shoemaking, making beehives, and carpentry and joinery work building houses and wagons. It also notes purchases of food and grog rations.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
William Hitchcock account book
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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