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Day laborers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Account Book (N.H.)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00895
Scope and Contents Account book, 1858-1874, Hillsboro and Concord, New Hampshire, listing dollar amounts earned for a variety of different services such as taking oxen to pasture, bushels of wheat gathered, shoeing horses, and the removal of tree stumps. Other entries list items purchased, including pork, nails, beef, pewter plates, potatoes, sugar, and beans. Some parts of the volume have been used as an exercise book by an unidentified child and a few newsclippings can be found glued in front and back....

Ivan M. Baxter Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00838
Scope and Contents Diary, 1914 of Ivan M. Baxter (b. 1896) of Smithville, Chenango County, New York. He appears to live on a farm where his family raises cattle and farms wheat and corn. Baxter, who was 17 at the time he wrote in this diary, describes daily work (e.g. helping with cattle, splitting wood, farming), weather and leisure activities such as church, dating, sleigh riding, cattle drives, automobile racing and dances. His daily income is recorded in the back of the diary.

Civil War-Era Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00517
Scope and Contents One handwritten account book from the Civil War-era, possibly for a household or a business. The author's name is not recorded. The book lists the names of around thirty individuals, their occupation if available, and the debits and credits for each person. Occupational examples include cook, table maid, dairy maid, miller, and coachman. Some of the entries include wages, rent payments and charges, the cost of food, and other items. There is also an entry for transactions from the estate of one...

Edward J. Edwards Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00815
Scope and Contents Diary, 1891, of Edward J. Edwards, a day laborer. In brief daily entries he mentions what kind of work he did on any given day and for whom, sometimes adding the pay as well. Also mentions his church, illnesses and deaths in town, etc. No location is mentioned.

The last few pages contain a story.