Account book 127, 1840-1845

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1840-1845

GUSN

GUSN-193819

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

account books

Additional Identification Number

Other identifier Account book 127

Physical Description

1 account book : ink (159 pages)

Collection Code

MS002

Collection Name

Account books collection

Date of Acquisition

2001

Reference Code

MS002.127

Record Details

Material Type

account books

Description Level

Item