Moses Duty account book, 1758-1775 (inclusive)

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About this Item

Creator
Duty, Moses
Type
Account books.
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Repository
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990087883110203941_HBS.Baker.GEN:26553084-2016

Content Notes

A single volume used by shoemaker Moses Duty to track his customers' accounts from 1758 to 1775. Entries typically include the client's name, the work provided, the date it was undertaken, and the fee charged. The accounts also describe the payments Duty received, either in cash or in goods or labor. The book was used as a scrapbook by later generations. It contains children's scribbles and sketches, as well as mid-nineteenth century newspaper clippings.

Biographical Notes

Shoemaker active in the area of Newburyport and Ipswich, Massachusetts between the 1750s and the 1770s. Moses Duty's services included the making of new shoes and the repair of old shoes and other leather goods.