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The New England Farrier: A Compendium Of Farriery, In Four Parts
by Paul Jewett of Rowley, MA
1826

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The New England Farrier: A Compendium Of Farriery, In Four Parts, by Paul Jewett of Rowley, MA. 1826.

The New England Farrier: A Compendium Of Farriery, In Four Parts was first published in 1795 and remained in print until 1840.

The New England Farrier: A Compendium Of Farriery, In Four Parts was the first book of Farriery, the art and science of the care of hooved livestock, to have been written and published in it's entirety within the Continental United States of America.

The final section of The New England Farrier Includes a chapter devoted to the ills and remedies that might befall adults and children of 18th century New England.

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: The Toolemera Press (November 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780989747769
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Introduction by Gary Roberts, Publisher - The Toolemera Press

The New England Farrier, by Paul Jewett of Rowley, Massachusetts, was first published in 1795 by William Barrett of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Subsequent editions by other publishers were printed in 1807, 1810, 1821, 1822, 1826, 1828, 1835 and 1840.

That first edition of 1795 gives The New England Farrier the honor of being the first book of farriery to have been both authored and published entirely within the continental United States of America.

Before the advent of the formal profession of the Veterinarian, the Farrier, who saw to the care of the hooves of horses, cows and other hoofed animals, was also called upon to treat the general ills that might befall the livestock of the farm. Even after towns and cities acquired the services of a Veterinarian, the Farrier, while engaged in providing care to the hooves of his patients, would often be called upon to offer up remedies and advice based upon both tradition and experience.

In many rural localities, the Farrier might also serve as the lone provider of medical advice to the farmer and family. Thus, The New England Farrier includes sections devoted to remedies for the ills that might befall adults and children who had little access to formal medical care.

Biography - Paul Jewett

The Jewett family of Rowley, Massachusetts has a long history, amongst which are a number of whom bear the first name of ‘Paul’. The most likely candidate as author of The New England Farrier is:

Paul Jewett; Born March 13, 1739 -Rowley, County of Essex, Province Of Massachusetts Bay (one of the original thirteen states of the United States, later to become The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts); Died August 29, 1828 - Rowley, MA.

The Revolutionary War Rolls of The State Of Massachusetts provide the information that in Captain Silas Adams’ Company of Colonel Asa Whitcomb’s Regiment, dated November 29, 1776, one Paul Jewett of Rowley, MA served as a Private. Additional service records indicate that Paul Jewett enlisted on at least three separate occasions of at two months each, for a total of six months during the time period of 1776-1777.

Book Owner Signature - John & Alice Drew

This original copy was owned and signed by John J. Drew of Barrington, New Hampshire, 18??; Alice Drew, Barrington, New Hampshire, 1830; and again by John J. Drew, Barrington, New Hampshire, 1836.

John Drew was born in Barrington, New Hampshire, on April 11, 1811. He married Alice Waterhouse and had eleven children. He passed away in 1850.