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CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES
HARDWARE & BUILDING MATERIALS
BOARDING HOUSE RATES
OTHER PRICES IN THE U.S.
PRICES in FOREIGN COUNTRIES
COST of ATTENDING COLLEGE
FOOD PRICES in Massachusetts
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.
HOUSEHOLD ITEM prices in Massachusetts
CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES prices in Massachusetts
HARDWARE & BUILDING MATERIALS prices in Massachusetts
BOARDING HOUSE RATES in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1848
PRICES IN OTHER PLACES IN THE U.S. (not just Massachusetts)
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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