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Alden Sisters Collection
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Mss 8995 1822-1844 A425
Volume 1

This account book, kept by the guardian of Hannah Marie and Lydia Augusta Alden between 1822 and 1844, details the personal expenses and the sources of income for the two sisters living in Boston, Massachusetts. Their expenses represent numerous aspects of the lives of two young girls of means, including purchases of clothing and furniture as well as expenses for rent, education, entertainment, and transportation. Their income derived from stocks in banks, railroads, and other companies, as well as real estate.

Hannah came of age in 1841. For the next three years, the book records only the accounts of Lydia, who herself came of age in 1844.

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