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Obed Hathaway Logbook from Ship “Bedford” 1789-1796

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Identifier: SC MS 0218
Overview An interesting document describing a young man’s apprenticeship at sea learning the seaman’s trade and passing his free time writing poetry and songs to entertain his ship board companions. The date of this logbook is the late eighteenth century describes the early American whaling trade out of New Bedford, Massachusetts later forever immortalized in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

Windsor County, Vermont General Store Day book 1819-1821

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0205
Overview This document is considered a store day book and begins on Tuesday, November 9, 1819 and ends Thursday, May 24, 1821. Based on the reoccurrence of family names as customers, the census records and left letters, the location of the country store/post office has been determined to be Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont. The daily entries list name of customer and items purchased or put on account. The purchased goods present an interesting view into life in nineteenth century rural...