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Donor:
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.  Search this
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.  Search this
Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Author:
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s  Search this
Names:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Manuscripts
Letter books
Account books
Place:
Alexandria (Va.) -- 1790s
Date:
1792-1797
Scope and Contents:
In 1792-1797, Alexander Smith, a merchant living in Alexandria, Va., kept a record of dry goods purchased and sold. Most of the 1797 correspondence is copies of his letters to other merchants. Of particular interest is a letter dated 9 November 1796, from Smith to George Washington concerning Smith's loan repayment. Washington's response of 14 November 1796 can be found in "The Writings of George Washington, 1745-1799" by John C. Fitzpatrick.
Approx. 1/3 of the ledger consists of general accounts, 1/3 of accounts at "Difficult Mill," and the remaining third copies of letters from Alexander Smith.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Jean M. Dodd, 1963, July 25.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Commerce -- 1780-1800  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Letter books -- 1780-1800
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book, 1792-1797, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0083
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Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0083