Account Books (Unidentified) Collection, 1703-1836
||near Marblehead, Mass., Dealer and Farm
Book: lists salaries paid, and sales of bushels of food,
cloth, wood, and loads of logs for a mill. Customers
Nathaniel Potter, Nathaniel Fairfield, and members of
family of Salem, Mass.
||Cambridge, Mass., Horse Dealer's Account
stud stock, mares to be bred, boarded.
||Worcester, Mass., General Store Daybook and
with Index: sale of hardware, clothing, fabric,
leather goods, sundries. Customers included Aaron
Ephraim Mower (1748-1810), Isaiah Thomas, and Pliny
||unknown location, Dealer's Ledger
of sundries, unspecified purchases, and payments made by
e.g. Samuel Tuckerman and Joseph Brigham.
||unknown location, Dry Goods Store
with a variety of fabric, clothing, boots, shoes,
a. Worcester, Mass., area customers
included Levi William Lincoln (1801-1843)
b. Boston, Mass., area Marine
Shipper, with mention of specific voyages
c. Worcester County,
d. Sterling or Worcester, Mass., - customers included
Ebenezer Ball, West Boylston Manufacturing Company
e. Sterling or
Worcester, Mass. (cont.) customers included Edward Dillingham Bangs
(1790-1838), William Eaton (1764-1811)
f. Sterling or Worcester,
g. Boston, Mass., area dealer whose customers included
Thomas Bulfinch (1728-1802), Nathaniel Appleton (1731-1798)
||Boston, Mass., Index to a Dealer's Account
customers included Benjamin Fanueil, Samuel Sewall,
Mower (1723-1790). Possibly kept by a member of the
||near Boston, Mass., Innkeeper's Account
liquor, cheese, cider, "flip," etc. Plus personal cash
||Boston, Mass., General Merchandise Ledger,
Index: wholesale dealings in sugar, chocolate, spices,
Customers included members of the Pynchon family.
||Danvers, Mass., General Store Daybook: sale
rum, molasses, candles, grog, etc. Covers of volume were
as a logbook in 1789, and contains weather records.
||Boston, Mass., Wholesale and Commission
Account Book: sales of specific types of fabric, a wide
of food-stuffs and dry goods (e.g., wool cards), bills
and records of money received for sundry jobs (e.g.,
Customers included Stephen and Samuel Salisbury
||Boston, Mass., area, Furrier's Account (or
Book: sale of specific types of fur, fur articles of
wholesale purchases of fur, salaries paid to largely
||Boston, Mass., Index to Sheriff's Record
writs and executions served: possibly that of Boston
Jeremiah Allen ( - ).
||Boston, Mass., Wharfinger's Account Book:
owed to wharfinger for unloading at wharfage and storing
items (e.g., wine, rice, bales of cotton). Customers
Stephen and Samuel Salisbury, Joseph Ripley ( - ).
||Worcester or Boston, Mass., Wholesale and
Account Book: brief lists of sundry accounts,
accounts, and "stock" under names of such clients as
Daniel Waldo (1763-1845), and Isaiah Thomas. Dealt with
in England as well.
||Nantucket, Mass., Dealer's Ledger:
sales to such customers as Isaac Coffin (1759-1839) and
||Danvers, Mass., Importer's Waste Book,
and Ledger (3 volumes bound together): Importer's
"A.P." Inventory of his entire property; records of
(e.g., canary wine, fabric, foodstuffs); costs,
and debits. Customers included James Thornhill ( - ),
( - )
||Worcester area, Sawmill Daybooks (4
of sawing prices, sawing orders (dealing with a variety
drawing in logs. Customers included John Chaddock
||Unknown location, Auctioneer's Account
of store, dwelling house and its contents, land, farm,
Lengthy list of all items sold and the price
||Rutland County, Vt., Dealer's Account Book:
debits and credits. Frequently dealt with customers in
||Worcester, Mass., General Store Daybook:
fabric, articles of clothing, tobacco, liquor,
Customers included Elijah Burbank (1762-1847), Silvenas
( - )
||Worcester, Mass., General Store Ledger
||Worcester, Mass., General Store Daybook:
additional sales of sheeting, shirting, handkerchiefs.
included residents of Sutton, Mass.
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
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.