Location

Room 401, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

Start Date

1-6-2015 1:30 PM

End Date

1-6-2015 2:45 PM

Description

Local archivist and historian Lenora Robinson and maritime historian Mike Dyer will lead participants in exploring the workings of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century account books from local general stores and merchants to long distance trade to help us understand what might be on the table in households and how it got there. A primer in using account books for programming – useful and fun!

Moderator:

  • Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants & Programs, Mass Humanities

Presenters:

  • Mike Dyer, Senior Maritime Historian, New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Lenora Robinson, Archival Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Lenora Robinson's presentation "Slicing and dicing 19th century account books" is attached.

Robinson -- Slicing and Dicing.pptx (22320 kB)
2015-06-01 -- Slicing and Dicing Mass History Conference Presentation

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Jun 1st, 1:30 PM Jun 1st, 2:45 PM

Molasses and Marshmallow: Food and Trading in New England Account Books

Room 401, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

Local archivist and historian Lenora Robinson and maritime historian Mike Dyer will lead participants in exploring the workings of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century account books from local general stores and merchants to long distance trade to help us understand what might be on the table in households and how it got there. A primer in using account books for programming – useful and fun!

Moderator:

  • Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants & Programs, Mass Humanities

Presenters:

  • Mike Dyer, Senior Maritime Historian, New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Lenora Robinson, Archival Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library