American Women Through Time
Searching North American Women's Letters & Diaries

The screenshot below illustrates a search for any document written between 1740 and 1840 that includes the word Mantuamaker, the term used for "dressmaker" before the middle of the 19th century. Searching for mantua* will retrieve "mantua," "mantua-maker," "mantuamakers," etc. See the search results.

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American Women Through Time

Ken Middleton | Walker Library, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN 37132