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From: Gail Brown <>
Subject: Re: Old Time Clothes
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 09:33:11 -0600


Thanks, John, for the much needed humor injection! I really liked the
description of the blankets.

> The current catalog has a picture of two folded blankets like in a
> newspaper ad. "Hudson Bay 'Point" Blanket. Made since 1779. Woven in
> England of pure wool. Color: Multi stripe. 4 point (double) 72 x 90'
> $164.98. 6 point, 100 x 90" $205.98.

I've just transcribed the estate inventory for my SI Robert CLARK of
Londonderry, NI/NH, d. 1775. Among the 2 pages of possessions were, 5
blankets valued at 80 shillings. I have no idea how to equate 1775
pounds to 1998 dollars, but would say that from 15 shillings to $164.98
($205.98) is a big price jump! All his wearing apparel is lumped
together with a value of 8 pounds 7 shillings 7 pence. T

Think I'll have to order this catalog!

Grace and Peace,

Gail

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