Account book of A. J. Lawrence, a metal-worker from East Weymouth, Somerset, and Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes details of his hours, wages, what he produced, and his observations of labor unrest and strikes. He worked at Weymouth Iron Company, the Mt. Hope Iron Company, Reed and Barton, and A. Field and Co.
Diary of surveyor and new father. Entries are from August 10, 1870 to September 8, 1870. Writes of working on surveying jobs in Somerville and Wakefield, MA. Writes of opening an office in Somerville. Begins with the birth of his first child, a son.
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.
Minute book, 1885-1887, of the Parlor Reading Circle of Ayer, Massachusetts. Entries include the name of the book that was read, the location of the meeting, and the discussion that followed the reading of the book. Works read include poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors," the history of the town of Ayer, a book on the early history of the Unitd States, and others. Also includes a list of members and a list of guests brought by members.
Account book, 1847-1866, of Edward C. Thurston from Fall River, Massachusetts for goods purchased and sold. The bulk of the entries in the book are made up of names to whom Thurston paid money. There are several loose pieces of paper at the end of the volume, including more accounts and a letter to Thurston to serve on jury duty in 1864.