Guide to the Papers of Sylvester Blood, 1819 - 1865Manuscript MS-974

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Sylvester Blood consist of receipts and itemized receipts, promissory notes, and itemized bills (many of which document New Hampshire liquor sales), as well as folio deeds, guardianship papers of Cyrus Blood, and handwritten correspondences between Sylvester Blood and family and friends in Lowell, MA.

The papers document the personal life and financial affairs of Sylvester Blood, as well as Orford, NH local history and business, and the significant role Lowell, Massachusetts, played in the economic and educational growth of many New Hampshire families of the time.

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