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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada
COSTUME AT LOUISBOURG: 1713 - 1758
MONIQUE LA GRENADE
Report H F 16 E
Fortress of Louisbourg
EXPLANATORY REMARK ON FABRIC TABLES
In order to facilitate the analysis of the fabrics with which some garments are made, it was decided to group them according to the type of fiber they contained, i.e. cotton, wool and silk. Fabrics woven with other fibers, those which consisted of a mixture of fibers or those which could not be identified, have been listed under the heading "Other". The quantity of garments for which the fabric was not mentioned in the documents, is shown by given numbers under the heading "Not specified".
These tables were established from documents dating from 1721 to 1758. The period studied was divided into two sub-periods: 1720 to 1745 and 1749 to 1758, which can be compared to the extent that documents are available. Assuming that a local factor might have had an influence on the social patterns and judging that the British occupation from 1745 to 1748 was to be considered as such, since it interrupted the normal course of evolution in Louisbourg, the chronological division made was consequently based on that event in the history of the fortress and the town.