Re: Drapers Traveller? #general

Harvey Kaplan <harvey@...>

A large number of Jewish immigrants in Britain at this time were described
in the documents as *travellers* or *hawkers*, selling anything from
slippers to picture-frames. Drapery refers to clothing or tablecloths,
towels etc

Harvey Kaplan

Glasgow, Scotland

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Jenkins <>
Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.jewish
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <>
Date: 20 September 2002 5:17:pm
Subject: Drapers Traveller?

Well, I've searched and searched the net and cannot find a definition for
this job description listed on the 1901 UK Census for my Great-Grandfather
and Grandfather: Drapers Traveller.

Can anyone here enlighten me?

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