I am Pedling Buttons (B K Jones, March 6th 1858) (Guest Post)

1858: Be careful what you wish for!  Burleigh K. Jones just can’t get rid of those buttons he had his brother send him from Boston:

Drawn by guest artist Heather Mitchell (of the Hopkinton Historical Society), who joined us at our recent LiveFreeAndDraw.com Open Studio + Workshop Day @ Hopkinton Town Library

From: Letters of Burleigh K. Jones

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Burleigh is always looking for novel ways to make a living… Even when he joins the 2nd NH in 1861, he tries his hand at “pedling” pipes and barbering.  His ideas often outpace his success; these are the same buttons he asked his brother (Sullivan) to send from Boston a few letters earlier.

SOURCE = Letters of Burleigh K. Jones @ Hopkinton Historical Society

6 March 1858

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