William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
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Beverly Brittain Daybook, 1860-1861
Meg Hixon, December 2011
Beverly Brittain daybook
The Beverly Brittain daybook contains daily records for tin work done in Salona, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, in 1860 and 1861, particularly for items used in the kitchen.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu
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Beverly Brittain Daybook, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Beverly Brittain was born in Pennsylvania around 1836, and worked as a tinsmith in Salona, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, in the 1860s. He and his wife Mary had two children, Elizabeth and John.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Beverly Brittain daybook (62 pages) contains daily records for tin work done in Salona, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, in 1860 and 1861. The book, titled "Beverly Brittain. Day Book for 1860," covers July 9, 1860-October 16, 1861, and reflects labor done by the tinsmith for various local residents, including several women, as well as the amount charged for each piece. Much of Brittain's work revolved around kitchen products, and he frequently made and repaired pots, tea kettles, and similar items; wash basins were another frequent product. An 8-page booklet laid in the volume, contains additional accounts with several people, and indicates the purchase of several "glasses of sling," among other alcoholic beverages; the booklet is undated.
- Salona (Pa.)--Commerce--History--19th century.