Account Books (unidentified) collection, 1703-1836.


Account Books (unidentified) collection, 1703-1836.

This collection of twenty-three unidentified account books spans the period 1703 to 1836 and represents an interesting variety of business concerns in several New England towns. Included are account books, ledgers, daybooks, inventories, and indexes. Among the businessmen are a horse dealer, auctioneer, innkeeper, furrier, importers and wholesalers, general storekeepers, sawmill owner, wharfinger, sheriff, and dry-goods dealers. Many volumes are detailed records of the prevailing styles in fabrics, clothing, and furs. There are references to popular types of wood, liquor, and imported foods, as well as inventories of estates. Many merchants dealt with notable Massachusetts citizens, including Levi Lincoln (1749-1820), Stephen Salisbury (1746-1829), and Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831). The Massachusetts towns represented include Worcester, Boston, Cambridge, Danvers, Marblehead, and Nantucket Island. There is also an account book for Rutland County, Vt.

4 v. ; octavo.19 v. ; folio.


SNAC Resource ID: 6957280

Gadsden Public Library

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