The extensive price figures below were collected by the state of Massachusetts, and reported in Comparative wages, prices, and cost of living (from the Sixteenth annual report of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor, for 1885) / by Carroll D. Wright. Most tables below report price data up through the 1860s.
CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES
HARDWARE & BUILDING MATERIALS
Until we locate a government source listing college cost averages, we will list expenses for individual colleges as we find them. These are publications direct from the colleges; they are not government documents.
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