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Title Octavo Volume 2: Diary of Daniel Helm, 12 May 1851 - 1 May 1853
Reference Daniel Helm Papers, volume 2, Octavo vols "H"
Collection Helm, Daniel G. Papers, 1840-1854
Library American Antiquarian Society
Date 1851-1853
Description Volume 2 of the diaries of Daniel Helm covers the dates between the 12th of May 1851 to the 1st of May 1853.
Document Type Manuscript, Diary
Primary Commodity Miscellaneous
Sub-commodity Tea, Silver and Gold
Theme Exploration and Discovery; Trade and Commerce
Keywords manners and customs, climate, commerce, flora and fauna, retail, market, shops and shopping, textiles
Region North America
Places USA, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Additional Information Daniel G. Helm was born on 22 July 1815 in Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, New York. He was a book agent, farm labourer, itinerant peddler, teacher, and land owner. This collection contains two diaries and eleven letters that span the period from 29 December 1840 to 20 June 1854. The diaries detail his fascinating travels around the Mid-Atlantic States as a book agent and teacher. They also include details of the types of items bought and sold (pins, cap lace, needles, combs, buttons, German silver teas, fine gold jewellery such as finger rings, earrings, breast pins, fine cap border laces and Mantilla trimmings. The letters, some of which coincide with his diary entries, were sent to relatives from home.
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