Account books

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1767-1811

GUSN

GUSN-298987

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Description

Sub-subseries 1. Account books, 1767-1811. Colonel Samuel Pierce's folio account book, with entries spanning the years 1767-1811, provides substantial information on Pierce's economic activities for most of his adult life. Records relate to purchases, sales, and bartering transactions for both labor and commodities. The transactions demonstrate an intricate web of interdependence within the family and community and they give detail on Samuel Pierce's wide range of domestic and farm activities, including crops, livestock, dairy production, beekeeping, orchards and cider making, as well as the fishing, carpentry, masonry, and carting work. Pierce's account book provides additional information on civic duties he performed during the Revolutionary War; an account with the Town of Dorchester documents the provisions he purchased or supplied to women whose husbands were away serving in the Continental Army.

Details

Descriptive Terms

account books

Physical Description

1 account book

Collection Code

MS023

Collection Name

Pierce family papers

Reference Code

MS023.006.003.001

Record Details

Originator

Pierce, Samuel, 1739-1815

Material Type

account books

Description Level

Sub-sub-series