A transcription of a manuscript from Hamilton College's Special Collections by Robert Belfit with additional material provided by the author's grandchildren. The manuscript records the detailed interactions of a husband and wife who had befriended the Shakers at Hancock, Mount Lebanon, Watervliet, and eventually Canterbury and Sabbathday Lake, beginning in the 1920s. Additionally, it provides rich insight into what it was like to visit those communities at that time, and to collect antiques from their members.
American Communal Societies Quarterly
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