Account book of Silas Casey, merchant and farmer, East Greenwich, R.I.

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1798-1813

GUSN

GUSN-194469

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Description

This account book documents Silas Casey's farm accounts, including payments for weaving, farm labor, tanning, leasing of livestock, and foodstuffs, and it includes memoranda, which are chiefly dates and wages for farm laborers. This account book includes information that documents both the presence of free African Americans working at Silas Casey's farm and aspects of their lives outside of their work.

Details

Descriptive Terms

farming
labor
laborers
wages
tanning
weaving
livestock breeders
account books

Additional Identification Number

Other identifier CS-V-62

Physical Description

180 pages

Collection Code

MS008

Collection Name

Casey family papers

Reference Code

MS008.02.02.04.001

Places

East Greenwich (Kent county, Rhode Island)

Record Details

Originator

Casey, Silas, 1734-1814

Material Type

account books

Subjects

African Americans

Description Level

Item