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Social history - An archive of approximately 398 billheads relating to the running of Hawkswood, a large country estate in Newburyport MA 1895-97. The estate belonged to David Wallace and his wife Ruth, who was the widow of Hopper Mott, a prominent New York City family.
1895-97 - Categories include:• 82 receipts for Food includingo Extensive monthly receipts for fish, pork and meato Weekly and/or monthly receipts for general groceries, fruits, vegetables, milk, butter and cheese. Mostly from different vendorso Liquor and wine bills• 59 receipts for Utilitieso Water billso Coal, Wood & Cokeo Iceo Electric Light, Heat and Power Co.• 72 receipts relating to transportation and communicationo Fairbanks’ scaleso Western Union telegraph monthly billso Newspaper subscriptions and box rental o Steamships, mercantile fees and sail makingo Railway passageo Express companies• 92 receipts for miscellaneous household receipts includingo Livestock feedo Crockery and glasswareo Guns and gun materialo Trunks, bags, shawl strapso Plate glasso Watches, clocks, jewelryo Slate, tin, copper gravel roofo Carpets, wallpapers & draperieso Cloths and clothingo House, ship, sign and ornament painterso Stoves, ranges, furnaces, tin and sheet iron ware• 16 receipts for horses and carriage care and maintenanceo Stablingo Horse shoeing and other animal maintenanceo Horse and carriage furnishingso Carriage maintenance and repair including paintingAn interesting letter from a Manufacturer of Light Carriages and Wagons about laying pipe for water allowing adequate supply for 20 families.• 77 receipts for plants and seeds, fertilizer, garden supplies and ornaments, greenhouse supplies. This appears to have been a great passion for the household. Many of the receipts are multiple pages of large quantities of trees, plants and seeds from the premiere producers at the time.o Trees, plants and seeds from nurseries and auctionso Fertilizer and farming toolso Greenhouse and garden equipment and pasture leaseso Letters regarding "master gardening" and requests for refunds for plants that died
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