Glassworkers -- United States -- 19th century -- Archives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 01: [Barcode: 5000004059]
Scope and Contents The Charles B. Joslin Journal and Account Book consists of one volume that intermittently documents Joslin’s travels, work, purchases, and accounts payable and receivable. Of primary interest to glass researchers are his notes about his work in various glass factories, including Redwood Glassworks (Jamesville, New York), New Hampshire Glass Factory (Keene, New Hampshire), Lake Dunmore Glass Company (Salisbury, Vermont), and Mount Morris Glass Factory (Mount Morris, New York), some of which...
Dates: 1832-1961; Majority of material found within 1832-1843
Scope and Contents This small collection contains a hodgepodge of documents related to George J. LaDue's work in the glass trade in late 19th century America. Of most interest is his apprenticeship indenture contract, which bound LaDue to learn the "art, trade, and mystery of a Hollow Glass Ware Blower" at Poughkeepsie Glass Works from 1890 to 1895. Correspondence from the company to his father reveals that LaDue was considered a good apprentice but was once suspected of malingering to avoid low paying work....