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Glasgow university building accounts, 1632 - 1741

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INPUT 2 2 Y  

 Glasgow University Building Accounts, 1632 - 1741

 From: Glasgow University Archive; MS 26625-41615, 'Building 
       accounts and vouchers, 1630-1767'

 This file contains; 

 1 - Glasgow workmens' daily wages, 1632 - 1737
 2 - Glasgow masons' daily wages, 1632 - 1736
 3 - Glasgow wrights' daily wages, 1640 - 1741

 Note: These wages are from actual accounts and, as described in 
       chapter 8 of Gibson & Smout, Prices, food and wages in 
       Scotland, 1550 - 1780 (CUP, 1994), the series attempt to 
       portray the 'going rate' for each occupation.

FORMAT
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,3X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,10X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,17X,A1,I3)
STOP
Year s   Work-  Masons Wrights
     /   mens'  wage   wage
     w   wage
DATA
1632 W
1632 S     96    180
1635 W
1635 S     96    180
1636 W
1636 S     96    180
1639 W
1639 S     72    180
1640 W
1640 S     96    180    180
1656 W     96    160    160
1656 S    108    192    192
1657 W     96    160    160
1657 S    108    192    192
1658 W     96    160    160
1658 S    108    192    192
1659 W     
1659 S                  192
1660 W                  160
1660 S                 *256
1684 W                  160
1684 S                 *180
1702 W
1702 S     90    160
1706 W
1706 S     84
1709 W
1709 S   * 80           160
1725 W
1725 S     84
1726 W     84
1726 S                  160
1727 W     84    144    160
1727 S     84    160    160
1728 W
1728 S     84
1729 W           160    160
1729 S           160    160
1730 W           160    160
1730 S           160    160
1731 W
1731 S   * 68           160
1732 W
1732 S     84   *144    160
1733 W
1733 S     84    144    160
1734 W
1734 S     84    160    160
1735 W
1735 S     84    160    160
1736 W
1736 S     84    160    160
1737 W
1737 S     84
1740 W
1740 S                  160
1741 W
1741 S                  160
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