TitleDaily work diaries
DescriptionThese 26 small books contain day to day records of the work done by Josiah Fairbank's assistants and apprentices, from 1814 to 1841. They were kept by Thomas Hodgson, James Harford, Joshua Thorp, Joseph Smith, Joseph B. Jenkins, Richard Cogswell, Joseph James, F. Nevins Flintoff, John Tertius Fairbank (son of Josiah), James Culshaw and William Cumber.

In the books of Joseph Jenkins and John Tertius Fairbank, the succession of entries of the "Drawing a map" kind is broken by personal notes and by sketches, some of considerable merit.

These books, besides being a final source of information for the dating of doubtful plans, are full of interest as showing the work and outlook of the Quaker youth of the day, and are often enlivened by humour.
Date1814 - 1841
Extent26 items
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