John Davenport Diary
Scope and Contents
Diary, 1847-1863, of John Davenport of Canton, Massachusetts. Davenport farmed, made and delivered shoes, cut and sold firewood, and sold posts and hoops. Entries include details about his day to day activities, his sale of goods, medical treatment and the death of his wife Hannah in 1855, his attendence of Unitarian services, reading, and visits by friends, among others.
- Creation: 1847-1863
- Davenport, John (Person)
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Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in April 2012.
Genre / Form
- Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Massachusetts--Religious Life and customs--19th century
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
- Guide to the John Davenport Diary
- Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English