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Domestic Production: Needle Trades

Anthony Family Collection
Mss 899 1815-1859 A628
Accounts of a general store in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1815 to 1859, in which women are credited for domestic labor and production. The collection also includes the financial papers of Sarah P. Anthony, who was the executrix of her husband's estate, as well as the accounts of her own estate in 1845.

Baker, B.N. & A. Collection
Mss 773 1837-1857 B168
Records, from 1837 to 1841, of payments to women for producing clothing with materials supplied by a local merchant in Bakersville, Connecticut.

David J. Beach Collection
Mss 871 1775-1848 (1906)
Includes the account book of a teacher who worked in New Jersey between 1801 and 1805, as well as the 1890s household expenses of Mary A. Beach and the 1897 personal expenses of Ellen O. Walkley.

Thomas Bennett Collection
Mss:11 1792-1831 B472
Account book of a Connecticut farmer and toll bridge owner, 1792-1831. Bennett had accounts with several women who wove cloth for him.

Melatiah Bourn Collection
Mss 732 1732-1790 B797
Contains receipts dated 1750 from three female merchants in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Browning Collection
Mss 77 1859-1865 B885
Account book of a woman who owned a notions shop in Hardwick, Massachusetts, during the mid-nineteenth century.

Business Card Collection
Business cards from the second half of the nineteenth century include advertisements for businesses owned by women.

Nathaniel Chamberlin Collection
Mss 871 1743-1775 C443
Records the textile production of an eighteenth-century blacksmith's wives and daughters.

Chapin Family Collection
Mss 1 1782-1866 C463
Documents payments for textiles, butter, and clothing production.

E. B. Chase Collection
Mss 77 1833-1860 C487
Includes credits to various women for making shirts, renting land, and for domestic labor, as well as accounts for Lyndon Academy, a school run by Henry and Ada Chase between 1861 and 1862.

Daniel Douglas Collection
Mss 77 1795-1813 D733
Includes payments to women for washing and cleaning, as well as for teaching the art of making clothing.

Frost Family Collection
Mss 77 1727-1884 F939
Includes accounts for domestic labor and textile production, as well as the account of Peggy Frost Chesley, who owned a sawmill at the end of the eighteenth century.

Cornelia W. Loring Collection
Mss 8995 1835-1859 L873
Documents the personal and charitable expenses of Cornelia Loring.

Matilda Oliver Collection
Mss 8995 1833-1885 O48
Four volumes of personal accounts documenting the teaching and sewing endeavors of two sisters living in Boston, Massachusetts, between 1833 and 1885.

Trade Card Collection
Collection of nineteenth-century trade cards provides insight into American gender imagery and family consumption patterns, and includes several cards advertising businesses owned by women.



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