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Coffins--United States--History--19th century.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

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John T. Dodd & Sons records

Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains five ledgers covering the history of John T. Dodd & Sons Undertakers. The first ledger is for John T.’s carpenter business it shows various building jobs but also numerous requests for coffins including from slaveowners for their slaves. The later ledgers show how the business moving away from carpentry and more to undertaking with fewer building jobs entered and more entries regarding the detail on the types of coffins made.

Dates: 1845-1936