Thank you to everyone who participated in the last Transcription Challenge! We had 70 responses and 60 of them were in just the first two days! The research and suggestions were so helpful and we loved reading about some of Rhode Island’s history, such as Rumford Chemical Works, which made Rumford Baking Powder, and this fascinating article about Waldo and Emma Barnes! https://warwickonline.com/stories/back-in-the-day-the-story-of-the-dead-horse-man,152750
The next set of challenges are also from the Old Stone Bank in Providence, Rhode Island and it includes names, occupations, and locations. You can participate by going to the “Transcription Challenge” tab at the top of the page and submitting your suggestions in the comments.
After going through every response, we have settle on:
2a. book agent
2b. Rumford Chem. Wks., Rumford Chemical Works
3. Clerk in iron store on Canal St.
5. Co. Westmeath
6a. Laborer at church, works on farm
6b. Stucco worker
We appreciate everyone’s help and are excited to see the suggestions for the next set of challenges!