Monday, June 23, 1919
Ben bought a sack of
ship [?] stuff from Irvin Lewis.
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I was mistaken; she wrote that entry on March 10th, not January. And on the 27th of March, she wrote, "Charles Harvey come & brought a sack of ship stuff home." Whatever ship stuff is, it seems to come in sacks.
If you're sure from other contexts that the phrase is "ship stuff", I'm going to link it. If we ever figure out a definition, this is certainly worth a footnote!
Biggle swine book : much old and more new hog knowledge, arranged in alternate streaks of fat and lean ~COPYRIGHT, 1898
WILMER ATKINSON Co. ~ The pig, the rent payer of Europe, the
mortgage lifter of America" ~ I know of
no food better, if indeed as good, for sick hogs than
ship stuff, or middlings as it is sometimes called ; it
seems to digest easily and is soothing to the bowels.
~ Ship stuff, shorts - byproducts in the milling of wheat. Once religated to chicken and hog feed, they are now favored for human consumption. The term refers to the ease of shipment of the light weight and undemanding goods. Mary Ann and I disagree on whether or not we mixed the ship goods in the slop bucket or not. Google ("ship stuff" hog feed)for more information.