Found 3 collections related to Cost and standard of living -- Massachusetts -- 18th century

Brailsford, Norton
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 369
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This receipt book was kept by Norton Brailsford of Boston, Massachusetts, who was possibly a merchant. Entries pertain to money given in payment for merchandise, rent, glass, and other items and were made from November 29, 1774 through July 8,... more
Hale, William (Librarian)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1286
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This family and farm account book contains entries made between 1789 and 1865 by William Hale, Jr. of Tyringham, Massachusetts, and by his descendants in the Sweet family line. Entries record prices for commodities and charges for services performed
Ricketson, Daniel, 1745-1824
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2573
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Daniel Ricketson was a Quaker of Bristol County, Massachusetts. His papers contain a mathematical text book, a logbook, and an account book. The mathematical textbook includes problems in arithmetic, navigation and trigonometry and was compiled by... more