Guide to the Mead Folsom Account Book, 1829-1847
Collection number: MS 254
About Mead Folsom (1785-1864), Wool merchant
Mead Folsom was born in 1785 in Amesbury, MA. At some point he moved to Epping, NH
where he married Delia Dow on Oct 1, 1811. They had a daughter Lucinda, born in 1818
(d. 1896, in Epping). Folsom died in 1864 and is buried in the Jones Hill
cemetery in the town.
About the Mead Folsom Account Book (1829-1847)
The account book documents Mead Folsom's wool carding
mill operation in Epping, NH. It shows how customers from the surrounding towns of
Raymond, Northwood, Nottingham, Deerfield and others brought their wool to him to be
carded (and sometimes oiled). The entries detail the names of his clients, the
weights of wool they brought to him, how much was carded, how much was refuse, and
the fees he charged. It also records Folsom's own purchases of raw wool, machinery
and wagon repairs, and credit he gave for soap, foodstuffs, and finished
timber. The account book runs to 457 pages.
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Mead Folsom Account Book, 1829-1847, MS 254, Milne Special Collections and
Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Carmen Valentino, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 (Accession number: