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Guide to the Elizabeth Parry bill of cost in the time of her lying in of an Eligetimate child, circa 1730

Abstract

Resident of New England. Collection comprises a 1-page bill detailing the costs incurred by Elizabeth Parry during childbirth, including charges for a midwife; food and board; sugar, bread, spices, oatmeal and fruit; a "watch on fixed nights" and candles; the child's linen and clothing; two cords of firewood; a fire wood cutter; and two trips to Boston during the lying-in. Also includes the cost of "time spent to go to authority to make complaint of Edward Dix the father of my above[said] child." The bill is signed by Parry, and witnessed by John Phillips, Joseph Lynde, Jonas Bond, and Edward Emerson.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00999
Title
Elizabeth Parry bill of cost in the time of her lying in of an Eligetimate child
Date
circa 1730
Creator
Parry, Elizabeth
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a 1-page bill detailing the costs incurred by Elizabeth Parry during childbirth, including charges for a midwife; food and board; sugar, bread, spices, oatmeal and fruit; a "watch on fixed nights" and candles; the child's linen and clothing; two cords of firewood; a fire wood cutter; and two trips to Boston during the lying-in. Also includes the cost of "time spent to go to authority to make complaint of Edward Dix the father of my above[said] child." The bill is signed by Parry, and witnessed by John Phillips, Joseph Lynde, Jonas Bond, and Edward Emerson.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Elizabeth Parry was a resident of New England.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Parry bill of cost in the time of her lying in of an Eligetimate child, circa 1730, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2010

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, July 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0047