Blacksmiths

  • Special Collections
    Richard Blaisdel Morse (August 31, 1811-March 16, 1889) was a blacksmith from Chester, NH. He leased land to Richard Morse (relationship unclear), and employed the other man to do various work for him. The 12 items include correspondence, an 1846 tax…
  • Special Collections
    The Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The repository collects materials related the history and culture of New Hampshire and greater New England. The collection contains financial…
  • University Archives
    The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was formed in 1866 in Hanover, NH. The college moved to Durham, NH in 1893. This series contains inventories taken of the stock and apparatus of the Mechanic Arts Department. The…
  • Special Collections
    Cook was an ironsmith, soap and vinegar maker of Alstead, N.H. Cook's ledger was kept from 1818-1825. It includes a variety of business records; in addition to the above-mentioned ventures, Cook sold cider and grain, cut lumber, butchered meat, cobbled shoes, and kept livestock.
  • Special Collections
    Blacksmith of New Portland, Me. The account book documents the day-to-day life of a country blacksmith – noting everything from shoeing horses to repairing organs. Dennis recorded charges and payments for his work, household accounts and expenditures, and the salaries of hired laborers. The inside…
  • Special Collections
    Richard B. Morse was a blacksmith in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Besides shoeing horses and oxen, Morse repaired a wide variety of farm implements. He also served as first clerk and later captain in the Chester Militia. Manuscript…