Posted by Marie Bernadette on February 11, 1998 at 00:25:37:
In response to comparative cotton yardage costs?, written by Sherry on February 10, 1998 at 14:19:51
Does anyone know the comparative price of a yard of printed cotton 1810 as regards now? ... Also was it more or less expensive at that time (early 1800's) in the USA as compared to England?
Sherry, I do not know the comparative price but I do know that in Canada in 1800 cotton was 2/6 (2 shillings, six pence) and by 1811 it was 4 shillings per yard. Calico was 4s in 1800 and 8s by 1811. I have the prices of a few other goods ranging from 1790-1840. I have this from an article called 'Consumer Buying in Upper Canada' by Pearl Wilson. I obtained this from a friend of mine who is a researcher at Fort Malden, Amherstburg, Ontario. I think I have something else on the prices of things but would have to sort through my papers and books to find it, which I would be happy to do if anyone is interested.
- The answers Sherry 15:26:54 2/11/98 (8)
- Not as simple as that, I fear, Sherry! Caroline 18:43:53 2/11/98 (7)
- Same old me with a few corrections!(long) Sherry 20:18:57 2/11/98 (6)
- Income, prices and calculations (longish). Tilde 07:31:40 2/13/98 (5)
- you mean your 33cents :-) Sherry 14:22:57 2/13/98 (4)
- Funds Ann 23:38:15 2/13/98 (3)
- another example... P. Bingham 23:49:29 2/16/98 (2)
- Yes,Yes Yes(sounds like organic shampoo commercial) Sherry 12:53:30 2/17/98 (1)
- By all means Caroline 19:49:42 2/20/98 (0)
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