Snow, Nancy. Account Book, 1844-1847.
An example of repurposing of books, Nancy Snow’s account book was composed within what was at one point a penmanship book, published in 1832. Nancy wrote her name on the inside cover, indicating she used this book as a student the Clapp School when she was 14 years old. Twelve years later, Nancy decided to use her old school book to keep track of her daily purchases. Her “Account of Sundry Things” includes a variety of purchases, such as lemons, a pair of gloves, having a horse shod, a paint brush, whale bones, and a trip to New Bedford. The volume is an excellent glimpse into the daily life of a young New England lady.