1749, Pehr Kalm, Swedish naturalist:

 

(The inhabitants of Québec), “the ladies, especially, adorn and powder their hair every day and curl it every night. […] The gentlemen usually wear their own hair, but there are some who use wigs. Those of means wear clothes trimmed with lace; all the officers of the crown carry a sword.”

 

Author: Excerpt of Pehr Kalm

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