Annual ledgers that recorded the
details of each client's transactions were among
the archival material found in the shop. Under
each client's name was a listing, by date, of the
transaction (making, furnishing, alteration,
etc.), a description of the item of clothing or
accessory, and the amount charged to the client.
This information has been transcribed in the
database with the original wording, spelling, and
descriptions. It has been supplemented with
classifications using standardized terms and
categories that group similar items together for
more effective searching.
You can search for all the
transactions by an individual client, using the
standardized list of names. It is also possible to
research changes in the number of specific
transactions, such as 'making over' from year to
year. You can also identify clients who were
brides or bridesmaids in a wedding party by
looking at the dates of fittings for items of
dress classified with the standard term 'wedding'.
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