The Years of the Life of Samuel Lane, 1718-1806: A New Hampshire Man and His World

UPNE, 2000 - 236 Seiten
Samuel Lane, whose life in and around the town of Stratham, New Hampshire, spanned much of the 18th century, was truly a "Renaissance man." Civic, business, and personal concerns fill the pages of the diary he kept for over 60 years. The worries, dilemmas, and day-to-day work Lane detailed provide a compelling view of life in colonial New Hampshire. Together with his business records and family papers, Lane's diaries form an important part of the New Hampshire Historical Society's collections.

Basing his narrative on careful study of this rich documentary legacy, historian Jerald E. Brown explores the life, career, and motivations of one man and his family. In a preliminary essay, editor Donna-Belle Garvin introduces Lane's world to the reader. The many illustrations of leatherworking, farming, surveying, buildings, bridges, crops, animals, and gravestones draw readers into the complex world and work that shaped Lane and his family. This fascinating tale is the most complete account now available of the life of a colonial New England artisan and tradesman.

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Mastering a Trade I
Shaping Community
Contents With Exeter People into the woods
Exchanging Commodities
Building Continuity
Afterword Settling in the World

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JERALD E. BROWN served as editor of the New Hampshire Historical Society's Samuel Lane Papers while earning his Doctor of Philosophy in History from University of New Hampshire. He now heads the history department at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore.

DONNA-BELLE GARVIN, director of research and publications at the New Hampshire Historical Society, has written articles and co-authored books and exhibition catalogs on New Hampshire history. She edits the Society's journal, Historical New Hampshire.

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