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Patience Whitaker Account Book

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Whitaker, Patience.
Title: Patience Whitaker Account Book
Inclusive Dates: 1787-1794
Quantity: 1 volume.
Abstract: Account book for an 18th century weaver and seamstress in southwestern Vermont.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Patience Whitaker (fl. 1787-1794) was a weaver and seamstress, in southwestern Vermont.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Patience Whitaker Account Book consists of a single handwritten volume. The book, a home-made notebook of white kidskin with edges bound in linen, records weaving, spinning and sewing work accomplished. It does not record remunerations received.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Whitaker, Patience.


Weavers -- Vermont.
Women dressmakers -- Vermont.
Women tailors -- Vermont.

Genres and Forms

Account books.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Patience Whitaker Account Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1968.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 9 Sep 2010
Revision history: 18 Oct 2018 - rehoused (MS)

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Financial records
Box 1 Account book 1787-1794

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