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William Hook (1777-1867) Papers

William Hook (1777-1867) Papers

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SERIES I. Business Papers
BoxFolderContentsDates
11Correspondence: 15 items, includes letters to William Hook from vendors, tradespeople, agents, and patrons and also two letters from William Hook1815-1836
2Shipping papers: 19 items, contains invoices and accounts of sale for items and cases of furniture shipped for Hook to New Orleans, Havana, Port-au-Prince, Rio de Janeiro, and other destinations1829-1836, undated
3Furniture sales: 14 items, contains accounts of furniture and a coffin bought and sold by Hook and his agents in Salem and Boston1801-1829, undated
4Lumber: 23 items, invoices for mahogany, birch, satin wood, ash, pine, etc., boards and veneer, also includes charges for planing and sawing and invoices for tools1806-1836, undated
5Hardware: 48 items, for hardware including hinges, locks, nails, castors, brass balls, handles, ornaments, knobs, and brass molding1802-1832, 1846
6Glass, marble and silvering: 8 items, invoices for table tops, looking glasses, glazing, and silvering1825-1832
7Fabrics: 29 items, includes among others invoices for silk, Hair cloth, velvet, cambric, linen, padding, ribbon, and buttons (some fabrics were possibly for family use); includes seven engraved paper labels from yard goods packaging1806-1837
8Labor: 87 items, contains invoices for turning, carving, upholstering, painting, gilding, varnishing, making and carting items of furniture; quantities of invoices exist for craftsmen Bright, Burbank, Noyes, and Spiller1801-1836
8includes receipt for Samuel McIntire1810
9Drawings: 2 items, pencil and ink drawing of a pedestal with measurement, and rough sketch of a Gothic tableundated
10Housing: 19 items, receipts for shop and land, plus invoices for building materials (1828), erection of a brick building (1830), and repairs (1844)1801-1831, 1844, undated
11Financial statements: 3 items, includes an inventory of furniture on hand1834-1835
12Miscellaneous receipts and invoices: 19 items1810-1836
13Notes: 33 items, receipts and demand notes for money owed on accounts to and by Hook1808-1844, undated
14Checks: 20 items, printed checks, some blank, from Salem banking institutions1831-1832, undated
SERIES II. Family Papers
BoxFolderContentsDates
115Clothes and shoes: 28 items, includes invoices for purchases and repairs1816-1834
16Food: 55 items, contains invoices and statements of account with Salem merchants1808-1837
17Household goods: 24 items, contains invoices for cords of wood, dishes, coal, trunk, and kettles1801-1836
18Miscellaneous family correspondence and personal papers: 34 items, includes among others receipts for local and state taxes and water use; receipts for paper, quills, books, and instruction for Hook's children and apprentices; invoices for son William's board in the Salem almshouse; notes on family genealogy; and letters to Eliza Hook and family members1805-1837, undated
19Wrappers: 27 heavy paper wrappers that enclosed small groups of papers in the collection from the early nineteenth century through 1999undated
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