By Marilyn Hess
I received the book Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains, by Maureen Alice Taylor for Christmas and have gone through it to pick out colors of surtouts and greatcoats.
Light Colored new fashion Bearskin Homemade Light Brown Light Coloured Dirty White Flannel Moth-eaten Short Cape Mixed Color Surtout Blue Gray Bearskin Surtout Light Gray White Brownish Coloured Broad-cloth
Red Red Duffel Red Shag Blue Lightest Brown Blue Duffel Brown Bearskin Cloth Coloured Gray Bearskin Dark brown Blue Shag Lightish Colored Old Kersey Light Gray Wool Dark with Horn Buttons Plain Bearskin Collar Lined with Velvet Dark Mixed Coloured Cloth Brown Cloth
Respectfully, Marilyn Hess
Montgomery, Florence, Textiles in America, 1670-1870, (New York: W.W. Norton & Company)