Key Collecting Areas: Collecting Thoreau

49.  [John Thoreau & Co.]  Strip of three printed labels for pencil leads, [undated].


John Thoreau pencil  label

Letterpress (gold ink on cobalt blue coated paper).  From the Concord Antiquarian Society Collection (part of the CFPL Vault Collection).  Deposited in the library by the Concord Antiquarian Society in 1971; converted to gift 1973/1974.

This artifact of the Thoreau family pencil business forms part of the transfer of Concord  Antiquarian Society holdings to the Concord Free Public Library in the 1970s (see the text accompanying item 39 in the display).


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