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M-590 Women's Sewing Circle Ledger

ABSTRACT: Ledger for a Young Ladies Sewing Circle, circa 1888.

SCOPE: This ledger, written in a book with marbled paper covers, encompasses the activities of a Young Ladies Sewing Circle. Though several pages remain blank, some contain a list of members, a log of financial contributions, and details on materials purchased and contributed to the club. The back pages include a description of profits from a fair, dated November 16 and 17, 1888.

EXTENT: Approximately 80 pages.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."