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Account book kept by Gaines, its entries listed as customer work done, or items sold, the date and price.
John Gaines account book, 1712-1759. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2812 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals retained by donor, Israel Sack, Inc.
Chairmaker; Ipswich, Massachusetts. Examples of his work at Winterthur Museum.
Israel Sack, Inc. are dealers in American antiques, and presumably acquired the Gaines account book in the course of business.
Lives of American Artists
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