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[Daniel Waldo?], [Account ledger containing the original Articles of Agreement as well as the accounts of shareholders of the Worcester Cotton Manufactory from 1789 to 1791 (and a few later entries for 1794).]

Worcester, Massachusetts Cotton Manufactory Company ledger for 1789-91, including Isaiah Thomas and other luminaries

A fascinating piece of early American industrial history, being the account book of the Worcester Cotton Manufactory, a short-lived venture involving eminent Worcester-County citizens such as Levi Lincoln and Isaiah Thomas. Background Soon after Independence, entrepreneurs began the first, halting attempts to bring large-scale textile manufacturing to the United States, invariably relying on British designs […]

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