Brackett and Shuff Ledger

Overview: The firm of Brackett and Shuff manufactured moldings, doors, and sashes in Lowell, Massachusetts, during the 1840s.

This slender ledger includes sparse accounts (fewer than 30p.) of millwork done by Brackett and Shuff, documenting the manufacture of moldings, doors, and sashes. Crudely kept and only partly filled out, it includes some records of setting up machinery, including tempering plane irons and truing shoulder saws.

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Background on Brackett and Shuff

The firm of Brackett and Shuff manufactured moldings, doors, and sashes in Lowell, Massachusetts, during the 1840s.

Contents of Collection

This slender ledger includes sparse accounts (fewer than 30p.) of millwork done by Brackett and Shuff, documenting the manufacture of moldings, doors, and sashes. Crudely kept and only partly filled out, it includes some records of setting up machinery, including tempering plane irons and truing shoulder saws. Brackett and Shuff may be the sash and door manufacturer alluded to in Henry A. Miles' Lowell As It Was and As It Is (1845, p.58).

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from Dan Casavant, 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, August 2009.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Brackett and Shuff Ledger (MS 487 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Lowell (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century.
  • Millwork (Woodwork)--Massachusetts.

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Names

  • Brackett and Shuff.
  • Brackett, John B.
  • Shuff, Allison S.

Genre terms

  • Ledgers.