Guide to the J.W. Stark Account Book, 1818-1835
Collection number: MS 184
About J.W. Stark
Member of the Stark family of Suncook and Pembroke, N.H. Descendant of Revolutionary War Major-General John Stark.
About the J.W. Stark Account Book
Account book, approximately 190 manuscript pages, most likely associated with the Stark family efforts to engage in the silk industry. Identified as “Led. A,” the book places a beginning to the Stark family endeavors. Major Caleb Stark and his son Henry owned and operated the Pembroke Cotton and Woolen Factory until 1830. The Stark family produced silk on Caleb’s land in Dunbarton, NH, planting hundreds of mulberry trees and raising thousands of silk worms, but the project failed after a brief effort.
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[Identification of item], J.W. Stark Account Book, 1818-1835, MS 184, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, ME, Oct. 26, 2000