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Account book 127, 1840-1845

Description

Account book listing charges made by customers between 1840 and 1845 and recorded by an unknown purveyor of goods and services. Entries are listed by customer, then chronologically by purchase.

Customers include: Moses Davis; John Dinsmore, Jr.; Simeon Kimbal; William McDaniel; Jeremiah Hall & Co.; Moses W. Nichols; and Henry Thorn, among numerous others.

Goods sold include: beans; butter; cider; cordwood; corn; haberdashery; hay; livestock; molasses; potatoes; salt; stair posts and other building materials, such as plaster; and tallow.

Services rendered include: apple picking; digging potatoes; harrowing; lumbering; and shoe making.

Book is a useful reference for establishing the prices of goods and services in the mid-nineteenth century. Examples include: a cord of wood, $1.74; overalls .58 cents a pair; and three quarts of molasses, .25 cents.

Hard-cover, bound volume, handwritten in ink, with 159 numbered pages. Top layer of paper cover of book torn, with right-side section missing.

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Details

Collection Name
Account books collection
Collection Code
MS002
Dates
1840-1845
Date of Acquisition
2001
Physical Description
1 account book : ink (159 pages)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Other identifier: Account book 127
GUSN
193819
Reference Code
MS002.127

Record details

Material Type
account books

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