A Guide to the Weaver's Draft Notebook, 18th Century. Weaver's Draft Notebook, 18th Century. MS 89.6

A Guide to the Weaver's Draft Notebook, 18th Century.

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the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 89.6


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 89.6
Title
Weaver's Draft Notebook, 18th Century.
Extent
1 vol. (204 pp.), 5 pieces of cloth and 2 items.
Creator
Davies, Benjamin.
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Weaver's Draft Notebook, Manuscript # MS 89.6, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1989.


Scope and Content Information

A weaver's notebook signed by Benjamin Davies (?) (1744) with mention of Birmingham [England]. Includes weaver's drafts, names of patterns, directions, some descriptions of patterns, details of pricing, and how much thread needed to be used. Also includes an account of fabrics purchased with cost and recipes to cure king's evil, shortness of breath, ague, colic, fever, and rheumatism. Also includes five pieces of cloth.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Medicine --Formulae, receipts, prescriptions --History --19th Century.
  • Weaving --History.
  • Weaving --Patterns.