Wool from India; Imported by George Bond, Boston; 1885

Wool from India; Imported by George Bond, Boston; 1885

Description
Box is marked "7189 / East India"
Part of a large group of fiber samples acquired from various sources by the US National Museum in 1885. Part of the Economic Botany and Fibers collection, supporting research and commerce in the US textiles industry.
In Joseph T. Shaw's 1909 History of the Wool Industry of the US, the Bond family's wool business is outlined: "In 1838 George Bond started business with his two sons, George William and Charles R. Bond. George Bond died in 1842. The firm, known as George William and Charles R. Bond, became in 1845 Bond, Wyman, & Arkllay. In 1848 George William Bond started a brokerage business alone, and in 1867 associated with him as partners his son, William S. Bond, and I. Lewis Brackett. Mr. Bond died in 1892, and the house which he had founded was dissolved soon afterward.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fiber sample
wool sample
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 9 in; 4.1275 cm x 18.0975 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
TE.E187189.000
accession number
15915
catalog number
E187189
Credit Line
Gift of George Bond, Boston, 1885
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Fibers & Economic Botany
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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