Drapers Traveller? #general


RTWhite <rtwhite@...>
 

Any travelling salesman of that time period was commonly called a 'traveller'.
Indeed, in the US, there were trade associations for each, ie: The Shoe
Traveller Association, The Hat Travellers Association.
Perhaps this terminology was more elite than carpetbagger.

Richard White

On 20 Sep 2002 09:34:14 -0700, lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com (Larry Jenkins) wrote:
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?

Thank you in advance,
Larry Jenkins
mailto:lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com


Larry Jenkins <lnjnyc@...>
 

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?

Thank you in advance,

Larry Jenkins


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 <lnjnyc@nyc.rr.com>
Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.jewish
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
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?