Cabinetmaker's Day Book, 1814-1820 Templeton, Massachusetts. A collection of manuscript material related to the town, including; an account book belonging to Benjamin Hawkes (1788-1860), carpenter and cabinetmaker of Templeton, reporting transactions c. 1815-1820, listing dates, customers, nature and prices charged for his work, including the making of chests of drawers, tables, bedsteads, bamboo chairs, rocking chairs, and other furniture, and his purchase of supplies: boiled oil, ash and oak planks, and nails; and other work, such as the making, mending, and painting of sleighs and wagons, coffin making, painting and papering houses, and outsourced work, such as the setting of glass in cabinet doors; approximately 100 pages, a single signature in the original black painted paper wraps, 12 x 7 3/4 in., [together with] approximately thirteen short manuscript notebooks containing sermon notes and some jottings on the law, a broadside elegy on Hannah Browne; [and] a tax bill from 1843.
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