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HIST 102 Lelic - Website Projects: Money/Trade Primary Sources

Primary Source Analysis Worksheets

During our primary source session, each student will complete one primary source analysis worksheet for the collection their group has chosen. Please check the type of document (written, photograph, poster/cartoon, or artifact) and complete the associated worksheet.

Ledgers of Bootmaker William F. Robinson, 1847-1872

William F. Robinson was a bootmaker from the Delmarva Peninsula during the mid-nineteenth century. Operating from Dorchester County, Maryland (1847-1854) before relocating to Sussex County, Delaware (1868-1872), these ledgers document Robinson's business transactions and customers.

Finding Aid portal link: https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/local-history-archives/2015.029

Ledger of Bonnet-maker Sarah M. Tarr, 1842-1850

This ledger transcription concerns the activities of Sarah M. Tarr, a bonnet maker in the 19th century. The ledger contains descriptions of work done, the name of the clients, dates, credits, and debits from 1842 to 1850.

Finding Aid portal link: https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/local-history-archives/2014.125

Walston Brothers Produce labels, 1950-1960

Produce canning and packing labels from Salisbury, MD company.

2010.109

Produce canning and packing labels from Salisbury, MD company.

2010.109

Produce canning and packing labels from Salisbury, MD company.

2010.109

German Notgeld Notes

53 Stages of the Tokaido

Japanese Matchbook Labels

This album contains 256 labels from Japanese matchbooks likely created between 1940 and 1950. The matchbook labels, which advertised in both English and Japanese, have been pasted on to 46 individual pages. One image depicts Mickey Mouse on a Pachinko Parlor advertisement. 

Finding Aid portal link: https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/finding-aid.php?id=1084

"Singing While Shucking Oysters at B & L Packing Plant," 1954

Audio recording of "Singing While Shucking Oysters at B & L Packing Plant," located in Bivalve, Maryland, 1954. From 2014.008 Nancy Robertson Collection at the Nabb Research Center.

Spanish Ration Coupons

Brig Peggy Ledger, 1766-1767

Part of the Freedom Ainsworth Collection, the Brigg Peggy ledger concerns the finances of the trading ship Brig Peggy, including the expenses of building and outfitting the ship, cargo carried, and the commanding officer's notes, as it traded between the Wicomico River and the Caribbean.

Finding Aid portal link: https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/local-history-archives/1999.008