A Rural Carpenter's World: The Craft in a Nineteenth-Century by Wayne Franklin

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The Major Jobs of 1869 74 Part Two: Context 4. Carpentry in Otsego County in the Nineteenth Century 101 5. The Carpenters of Westford 136 Conclusion: Skill and Responsibility 182 General Note on Sources 195 Appendix 1. Westford in 1869: A Biographical Guide 199 Appendix 2. The Carpenters of Westford: A Biographical Gallery 227 Appendix 3. The Holmes Memoranda 261 Notes 265 Index 291 Page vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS A carpenter who builds a house owes debts beyond the obvious ones. In writing this book about carpentry, I too found the debts accumulating with surprising speed.

Winans worked about 125 days for Holmes in 1869 (memorandum 5). Holmes, on the other hand, worked 26 days on the Winans house in 1868 and 1869. These were the two major items in their dealings. But Winans was in Holmes's debt for a total of more than three thousand feet of hemlock lumber worth in the neighborhood of $50 (memorandum 1), plus shingles and other quantities of lumber. Winans, in turn, supplied Holmes with small amounts of lumber (on one occasion they swapped hemlock for flooring) and 18 1/2 pounds of nails.

This was a means, essentially, of creating the assets by which he was to discharge his liabilities. That Holmes tolerated such an arrangement suggests how entangled in their personal relationship the economic dealings between the two were. Although it seems likely that Holmes knew before the start of 1869 that he was going to build new houses for several cli- Page 27 ents besides Winans, and thus knew that Winans would be able to make good on the debt, it was Holmes's ability to secure those jobs that essentially allowed Winans to hire Holmes for the Winans job.

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