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

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5), a position he held until early 1869. He was repeatedly chosen to fill various church positions-treasurer and collector, member of the pulpit committee, member of the building committee, and delegate to local Baptist association meetings and local ordinations. In the later 1870s, Holmes was founding superintendent of the sabbath school in Westford and shortly thereafter was elected president of the Worcester Baptist Association Sabbath School Convention. As late as 1892, Holmes was again elected treasurer of the Westford congregation.

In two appendixes, I have provided sketches of the people mentioned in the Holmes diary for 1869 and of the sixty-one Westford carpenters who are discussed en masse in the fifth chapter. The uses of biography are many. One use it has here is to remind us that, however tidy statistics are, the real lives which they manipulate resist mere summation. Indeed, they also resist language. No one knows better than I how much information I have failed to gather and how much surely remains to be gathered for much of what I discuss.

These figures suggest that Westford, though it possessed good soil in its arable districts, was largely devoted to cattle and sheep production, both of which activities could put the township's many hilly areas to good use. James Holmes's parents were farmers, as were most of his siblings. By the time he was twenty, however, the federal census shows that Holmes had moved off the land and was living as a "student of medicine" with Dr. Calvin Howard in Delhi, Delaware County. This apprenticeship seems to have led to no permanent changes in the young man's life.

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