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Henry Fuller Account Books

Source:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Fuller, Henry (merchant)  Search this
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Former owner:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Leet, Mary ((Mrs. Jude Ludington))  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1,folder:,2,items.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Business records
Place:
West Springfield (Mass.) -- 1850-1870
Date:
1856-1862.
Scope and Contents:
Two account books, 1856-1862, of Henry Fuller, West Springfield, Massachusetts, for agricultural supplies and equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.
Biographical/Historical note:
Fuller was a husband of Mary Leet (Mrs. Jude) Ludington. See also collection #27.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955, November 10.
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:
Agricultural supplies and equipment -- 1850-1870  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Business records -- 19th century
Citation:
Henry Fuller Account Books, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0028
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0028

Treadwell Account Books

Donor:
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Wilkinson, Madeleine  Search this
Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Author:
Treadwell, Sanford L.  Search this
Treadwell, George B.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (1 folder, 3 books)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Place:
Mittineagus (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Date:
1861-1865.
Scope and Contents:
Includes accounts of several employees of George B. and Sanford L. Treadwell of Mittineagus, Massachusetts, written on small pieces of paper sewn between covers of calfskin. One volume is for 1861, one for 1862, and the other for 1863-1865.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955, November 10.
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:
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Treadwell Account Books, 1861-1865, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Madeleine Wilkinson.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0026
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Treadwell Account Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0026

Scrimshaw Bone Ruler or Straight Edge, 19th Century

Physical Description:
bone, whale (overall material)
scrimshaw (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 15/16 in; 34.29 cm x 2.38125 cm
Object Name:
scrimshaw bone ruler
ruler
bone ruler
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Helen Freeman, Willard Nye Estate
ID Number:
DL.249981
Catalog number:
249981
Accession number:
48696
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Cultures & Communities
Art
Transportation
Scrimshaw
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_309375
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Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books

Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Dibner Library (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Former owner:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
3.66 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Business records
Place:
Pennsylvania -- 18th century
Pennsylvania -- 19th century
Date:
1755-1904
Scope and Contents:
Thirty-nine account books of farmers, store owners, and artisans living in Pennsylvania, 1755-1904. The books mainly record daily transactions with customers or suppliers and are handwritten in varying conditions of legibility and preservation.
Arrangement:
Divided into nine series, each related to a Pennsylvania county.

Series 1: Berks County

Series 2: Bucks County

Series 3: Chester County

Series 4: Chichester County

Series 5: Clinton County

Series 6: Lancaster County

Series 7: Lehigh County

Series 8: Montgomery County

Series 9: Northhampton County
Provenance:
Collection donated by Roy C. Kulp.
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:
Blacksmiths  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Business  Search this
Carpet makers  Search this
Wagoners  Search this
Carpenters  Search this
Coopers  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Farmers  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Forge shops  Search this
Tanners  Search this
Storekeepers  Search this
Tavern keepers  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Lime kiln  Search this
Millers  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Shoemakers  Search this
Sawmills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Account books -- 18th century
Business records
Citation:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books, 1755-1904, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0149
See more items in:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0149
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David Holton Harness-Maker's Account Books

Creator:
Holton, David, Jr., 1814-1865  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1841-1864
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of three manuscript account books dating from 1841 to 1864. They were created by David Holton, Jr. (1814-1865), a harness-maker in Charlestown, New Hampshire. They record all of Holton's business transactions in daybook form. In a daybook, each day's transactions --both sales and purchases --are recorded in the order in which they occurred. Daybooks are very useful to researchers since they list details, including the customers' names, prices, and what was sold or repaired. Such details are usually not found in other account books, such as ledgers.

The entries in these volumes document the work typically performed by a small harness-maker, with most entries being for the manufacture, sale or repair of leather pieces that comprised harness systems. These included harnesses, saddles, harness pads, halters, bridles, reins, saddle girths, and numerous types of straps. In addition, Holton sold whips of various kinds and materials, bells, carriage window curtains, trunks, aprons, and a variety of textiles and hardware for carriage repair and decoration. His products were used with wagons, carriages, stage-coaches, and agricultural implements. They provide a detailed look at the daily business of a typical harness-maker of the ante-bellum period.
Biographical / Historical:
Horse-drawn vehicles were crucial to American transportation from Colonial times until well into the 20th century. Although some goods were moved over long distances by canal, river, and ocean prior to the railroad, the majority of goods were moved by horsepower. Horse-drawn vehicles were essential for agricultural work and for short-distance transportation, in rural areas and cities alike. Horse-drawn vehicles continued in service well into the early 20th century. For example, statistics listed in the October 23, 1919, issue of Breeder's Gazette showed that New York City had 128,224 horses in 1910 [quoted in Charles Philip Fox, Horses in Harness (1987), p. 18]. In 1935, there were still an estimated 17 million horses in the country [Fox, p. 190]. The industries which supplied these vehicles and their trappings were important both for their own sake, in keeping goods and people moving, and as a major factor in the economy in their own right. For example, the 1890 census listed more than 13,000 carriage-making firms, which employed some 130,000 workers and produced products valued at more than $200 million [Thomas A. Kinney, The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America (2004), p. 263].

While never quite rising to that level of economic scale, America's harness-makers played an essential role in keeping all those horses hitched to all those vehicles. The industry seems to have followed the same economic developmental arc as the carriage-making industry. Rather than following the path of most 19th century industries towards consolidation and mass production, the harness-making industry seems to have been characterized by relatively small, family-owned firms and partnerships engaged in "short-run, flexible production of rapidly changing goods," a system Kinney refers to as "batch production." While mass production "relies on complex, highly mechanized processes for the creation of large quantities of standardized goods," batch production "turns out small groups of similar or identical goods to order or in anticipation of demand," which provides "flexibility as a means of coping with fluctuating demand and the vagaries of fashion." [Kinney, pp. 4-5.] Like the carriage-making industry, the harness-making industry grew in scope during the late19th century to eventually encompass everything from one- and two-man shops to large factories that employed hundreds of workers. But large scale factories were the exception and most harness-making operations remained modest in scope, particularly in the period covered by these account books.

Harness-makers were concerned with the manufacture, sale, and repair of three specialized areas of leather work: harnesses, saddles, and horse collars. In each of these areas, complex finished products that formed part of a complicated system were created from a variety of specialized component pieces. Horse collars and harnesses enabled draft animals to pull vehicles and agricultural implements; saddles enabled horses to be ridden. An important part of the trade was the decorative embellishment of the various leather pieces; the finer the rig, the more decorative it was. In addition, harness-makers also supplied accessories, such as whips, bells, saddle bags, and so on.
Related Materials:
The Transportation Collection of the Division of Work & Industry collects, maintains, and exhibits materials documenting developments in American transportation history. Animal-drawn vehicles form an important part of the division's Road Transportation Collections, totaling almost fifty such vehicles, collected in an effort to document each common type of American carriage, sleigh, wagon, and cart. The Road Transportation Collections also include the James Cunningham, Son & Company collection. This Rochester, New York, company produced horse-drawn vehicles from 1838 to 1915 and motor vehicles from 1908-1931. The Cunningham collection is scheduled to be transferred to the AC in the near future. W&I's horse-drawn vehicle material also includes examples of harnesses and saddlery, harness catalogs, and materials relating to carriage-building.

W&I's Engineering Collections include documentary materials on the Hoopes Brothers and Darlington Wheel Works, a major accessory supplier to the carriage trade. Founded in 1866 and active until 1973, this West Chester, PA, company was one of the largest and longest-lived manufacturers of spokes and wheels for horse-drawn vehicles. The company was the focus of a 1969-1970 Smithsonian-sponsored film project to document wheels manufacture. Associated documentation includes operational photographs, factory blueprints, oral history interviews, drawings, extensive research files, and historic photographs and catalogs. This collection will probably also be transferred to the AC in the near future.

The Archives Center also contains some materials relating to horse-drawn vehicles and the harness-making industry. Most obvious among these are the Hagan Brothers Carriage Works Records, a collection of twenty-one volumes, 1882-1903, documenting a carriage-maker in Frederick, Maryland. This collection was purchased with Jackson Funds in July 2009. These records document the typical shop of the "golden age" of carriage building. In addition, the AC also holds the account book of F. Ayres, a Vermont wagon maker active from 1834 to 1869 --pretty much the same time period covered by the Holton volumes. The Warshaw collection includes series on "leather" (four boxes), "horses" (nine boxes), and "wagons" (ten boxes), dating from roughly the 1840s to the 1920s. Together, these series contain receipts, illustrations, trade cards, and catalogs from hundreds of small and large firms dealing in harnesses, saddles, whips, horses, wagons, carriages, buggies, and sundry accessories. However, the AC does not have any collections concerned solely with the harness-making industry.

The NMAH Branch Library has an extensive collection of catalogs from manufacturers of harnesses and other leather goods, carriage and wagon makers, and carriage accessory manufacturers.
Provenance:
Collection purchased in 2011.
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:
Horses  Search this
Citation:
David Holton Harness-Maker's Account Books, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1226
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1226

Account Book

Creator:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Date:
1872-1874
Scope and Contents note:
This 433-page ledger is leather-bound (deteriorating); each page is filled with hand-written entries recording sales of merchandise and payment receipts by customer name. This is apparently the daily account journal of a general hardware store (name, location, and recorder's name unknown). Sales amounts are recorded in the right column; receipts (both in cash and in kind) are recorded in left column.
Biographical/Historical note:
Purchased by Susan H. Myers (Division of Ceramics and Glass) in Hyde Park, N. Y., ca. 1978. Transferred to Division of Cultural History later because of content.
Provenance:
Susan H. Myers (Division of Ceramics and Glass) purchased the book in Hyde Park, New York, circa 1978. It was transferred later to the Division of Cultural History.
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:
Hardware stores -- 1870-1880  Search this
General stores -- 1870-1880  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0291
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0291

Boston General Store Account Book

Source:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Creator:
Boston General Store.  Search this
Former owner:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Place:
Boston (Mass.) -- 1800-1830
Date:
1807-1830
Scope and Contents note:
Account book of a Boston storekeeper of food and small general household goods.
Provenance:
Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc.,Purchase.,8/19/60.,236051.
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:
Family -- 1800-1850  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Boston General Store Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0038
See more items in:
Boston General Store Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0038
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Wagon-maker's Account Book

Creator:
Ayres, F. (wagon-maker)  Search this
Sneden, James T. (wagon-maker)  Search this
Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Place:
Vermont
Date:
1834-1869
Scope and Contents:
The ledger contains 82 handwritten pages detailing daily transactions. Many entries suffer from illegibility and poor spelling. Most items concern repair of various parts of wagons and sleighs, often with payment in the form of grain and other farm products.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Wagon manufacturing  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Wagon-maker's Account Book, 1834-1869, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0151
See more items in:
Wagon-maker's Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0151

General Merchandise Account Book

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Date:
1829-1831.
Scope and Contents note:
Included is an account book, March 1829-March 1831, of an undetermined person or place (Kent?). It records the sale of general merchandise such as fabric, molasses, rum, tea, corn, nails, flour, whiskey, coffee, and spices to various people. It also records goods delivered, perhaps, as payment for work. Most accounts were recorded in pounds, shillings, and pence.
Provenance:
Collection purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.
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:
Merchants -- 1820-1840  Search this
Business records -- 1820-1840  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
General Merchandise Account Book, 1829-1831, Archives Center.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0189
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0189

Daniel M. Leland Account Book

Author:
Leland, Daniel M. (merchant)  Search this
Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1 volume)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Account books
Manuscripts
Place:
Shippensburg (Pa.)
Date:
1789-1791; 1837.
Scope and Contents:
Includes account of Daniel M. Leland, Shippensburg, Pa., a general merchant dealing in food and dry goods. Also includes account, 1837, of a merchant from Lexington, ?.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Dry-goods  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 18th century
Account books -- 19th century
Account books -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Citation:
Daniel M. Leland Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum ofAmerican History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0029
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0029

Mary Leet Account Book

Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Author:
Leet, Mary  Search this
Names:
Leet, Pelatiah, -1806  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Inventories
Account books
Place:
Connecticut
Guilford (Conn.) -- 1800-1810
Date:
1806-1810.
Scope and Contents:
Personal property inventory of Pelatiah Leet (died 1806), and accounts against his widow, Mary Leet, for board, clothing, and medicine, etc., 1806-1810. Inscribed, "The Widow Mary Leet of Guilford...Account Against Mary Leet ye 2d as Her Gaurdean & Provider, For Board Cloathing Medicines & Necessaries..." (Orig. cat. no. 393,293.) Plus separate page from manuscript inventory (original cat. no. 393,294). See also collection #28.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Miss Madeleine Wilkinson, 1955. November 10.
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:
Family -- 1800-1850  Search this
Genre/Form:
Inventories -- 1800-1810
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Mary Leet Account Book, 1806-1810, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0027
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0027

New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book

Collector:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Place:
New England
Date:
1813-59.
Scope and Contents:
Account book of an unidentified merchant and farmer from New England includes entries for items purchased and sold, and a record of persons employed.
Provenance:
Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc., August 19, 1960.
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:
Agriculture -- 1810-1860  Search this
Domestic and family life  Search this
Farmers -- 19th century  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book, 1813-1859, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0039
See more items in:
New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0039
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Agricultural and Brick Account Book

Donor:
Golovin, Anne Castrodale  Search this
Golovin, Anne Castrodale  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Place:
Massachusetts -- 19th century
Rhode Island -- 1820-1850
Date:
1824-1846.
Scope and Contents:
Account book of an unidentified person, possibly living in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, includes entries regarding items purchased and sold, such as bricks and agricultural products, and a record of himself and other persons employed, including the rental of animal teams for ploughing.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Anne Golovin, 1970.
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:
Merchants -- 1820-1850  Search this
Bricks -- 1820-1850  Search this
Farm produce -- 1820-1850  Search this
Agriculture -- 1800-1850  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Agricultural and Brick Account Book, 1824-1846, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0057
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0057

[Unknown limekiln and waggoner's account book]

Collector:
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Donor:
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Collection Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dibner Library (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (16.1" x 7.0".)
Type:
Archival materials
Account books
Date:
1822 to 1851
Scope and Contents:
One page scanned from this volume. Business located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Arrangement:
In series 8, box 10, folder 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0149-0000002 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site, except that slides may be in cold storage and require warm-up period. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books, 1755-1904, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0149-ref562

[Philip Housekeeper's store and tavern account book]

Collector:
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Donor:
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Collection Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dibner Library (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (14.3" x 9.2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Account books
Date:
1820 to 1839
Scope and Contents:
One page scanned from this volume. Business located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Arrangement:
In series 6, box 7, folder 1.
Local Numbers:
AC0149-0000003 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site, except that slides may be in cold storage and require warm-up period. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books, 1755-1904, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0149-ref563

[Unknown store and tavern account book]

Collector:
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Donor:
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Collection Source:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Dibner Library (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Kulp, Roy C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (13.9" x 8.4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Account books
Date:
1811 to 1818
Scope and Contents:
Two pages scanned from this volume. Business located in Chichester County, Pennsylvania.
Arrangement:
In series 4, box 4, folder 1.
Local Numbers:
AC0149-0000001-01 (AC scan no.)

AC0149-0000001-02 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site, except that slides may be in cold storage and require warm-up period. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection 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  Search this
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books, 1755-1904, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Roy C. Kulp Collection of Account Books
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0149-ref561
Additional Online Media:

Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book

Creator:
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company  Search this
Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 volume)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Place:
Rhode Island
Date:
1851-1899
Scope and Contents:
This log book of the Providence, Rhode Island repair shop records the annual summaries of repair costs by various divisions of the Railroad for 1851-1854, as submitted by John B. Winslow, Master Mechanic. It also includes entries recording miscellaneous repairs (mostly minor) and overhauls to locomotives for 1880-1899.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Like many of the early railroads in the United States the Providence and Worcester Railroad was built, as were most of the early turnpikes and canals, to serve nearby and local needs.*

*Taylor, Geroge Rogers and Neu, Irene D. The American RR Network, 1861-1890 Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1956, p.4.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Railroads -- Rolling-stock  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Repairing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Citation:
Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book, 1851-1899, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0154
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Providence and Worcester R.R. Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0154
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Lucretia Deming Family Account Book

Creator:
Deming, Lucretia  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Family papers
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1880-1890
Litchfield (Conn.) -- 1880-1890
Date:
1883 January 1-1887 April 27
Scope and Contents:
This is a single household account book for the period from January 1, 1883 through April 27, 1887, maintained by Lucretia Deming until two days before her death. The final entry is $120.05 for the payment of Litchfield property taxes.

The accounts record daily expenditures in substantial detail, i.e oysters, candy, bread, oil, Century Magazine, etc. There are also regular entries by firm name only, i.e. Park and Tilford, New York City Ice Company, Belden Brothers, and Grannis and Elmore, a dry goods store. Pew rent is recorded for a Congregational Church in Litchfield and for a Presbyterian Church in New York City. There are entries for the wages of servants, both male and female, several of whom accompanied her from Litchfield to New York and return, as well as summary records of each servant's wages by month and year.

Memoranda in the back of the book are mostly New York addresses for dentists, cabinet makers, dress makers, charities, employment bureaus. There are a number of names and addresses not otherwise identified, probably those of friends.

One entry of June 15, 1883 describes the origin of several young hickory trees on the south side of the home lot (Litchfield) as nuts from land once owned by Julius Deming, Esq." Entries are handwritten in ink and are clear and readable. Some of the pages are loosening but the ledger is in generally good condition.
Biographical / Historical:
Lucretia Deming was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on August 13, 1804 and died in New York City on April 29, 1887. She was the youngest of eight children of Julius Deming and Dorothy Champion Deming, his cousin. Julius Deming served through the Revolutionary War under his uncle, Colonel Henry Champion, Principal Assistant Commissary General for the department of the east. Captain Julius Deming accompanied the convoy which crossed the Hudson and delivered the supplies to Valley Forge that saved General Washington's troops from starvation. He also carried the funds to Philadelphia to pay the New England forces. On one occasion the sum was so large (pay and arrears) that a troop of horses escorted him.

In 1790 Julius Deming began to build the family mansion in Litchfield, Connecticut. The architect, William Sprats, was also responsible for a number of noteworthy buildings in Connecticut and along the Hudson River. The Deming house later became known as the Lindens because of a double row of trees planted by Lucretia Deming. It remained in the family for an unbroken period of one hundred and twenty years from 1790 until 1910. Upon Lucretia Deming's death the estate was inherited by her nephew, Julius Deming Perkins, the surviving son of her sister Clarissa and Julius Deming's oldest grand son.

The account book records expenses for the Lindens and the New York winter home (9 W. 20th) for the last years of Lucretia Deming's life. Both the household accounts and a description of the family homes and their furnishings in the Litchfield Historical Society give evidence of gracious living and substantial wealth. The only references to its source speak of Julius Deming as a businessman and merchant. He left a large fortune at his death on January 23, 1838.

Lucretia Deming was one of the early pupils of Miss Pierce's famous School for Young Ladies. According to family records in the Litchfield Historical Society she led a sheltered, upright and pleasant life, in Litchfield in the summer and New York City in the winter. She loved flowers, made serious study of botany and gave special attention to the flower garden which bloomed from May until December. The novels of Sir Walter Scott, popular when she was young, were favorites of hers as were the sermons and prayers of Dr. Lyman Beecher.

Miss Deming, her sister Mary and her brother Charles lived together in the family homes. Mary died in 1847; Charles in 1852. Her nephew and niece and their families were frequent visitors in both Litchfield and New York. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Deming Perkins and their children spent their winters with Miss Deming in her New York home. Every autumn Mr. and Mrs. Quincy with their little son and daughter visited the family home in Litchfield before returning to their own town house for the winter.

The Litchfield Enquirer of May 5, 1887, a few days after Miss Deming's death, stated "...Her excellent native abilities had been so cultivated by reading and observation, that her judgement in practical matters was almost unerring and in public affairs, especially English politics, she took great interest and was well informed to the last day of her life. Her thoughts were expressed in clear and concise language..."
Related Materials:
Several other household account books, a record of income and investments, two bank books and a forty eight page Quarto of the visits of Miss Deming's friends are in the Litchfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.
Provenance:
The account book was in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
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:
Domestic life  Search this
Family -- 1880-1890  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Family papers -- 1880-1890
Citation:
Lucretia Deming Family Account Book, Archives Center.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0173
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Lucretia Deming Family Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0173
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[Three selected pages from the Boston General Store Account Book.]

Creator:
Boston General Store.  Search this
Collection Source:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Collection Creator:
Boston General Store.  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Ink on paper., 13.8" x 8.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Account books
Date:
1807 to 1830
Arrangement:
In Small Collection Box, Folder 1.
Local Numbers:
AC0038-0000001-01.tif (AC Scan No.)

AC0038-0000001-02.tif (AC Scan No.)

AC0038-0000001-03.tif (AC Scan No.)
Related Materials:
Chevalier Jackson Papers, 1883-1960.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection 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:
Merchants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Boston General Store Account Book, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Boston General Store Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0038-ref510
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Joshua Gist Account Book and Related Materials

Creator:
Gist, Joshua (merchant)  Search this
Source:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (2 folders )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Account books
Place:
Maryland
New York (N.Y.) -- 18th century
Westminster (Md.)
Date:
1769-1822.
Scope and Contents note:
Account book of Joshua Gist, Westminster, Maryland, and others,including general account for the purchase and transportation of agricultural products, lists of muster rolls for the Militia of Maryland, 1794-1798. Also, miscellaneous notes of financial obligations, 1769-1800; and a letter, 1798, concerning payment for construction of fortifications of New York Harbor.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically by subject.
Provenance:
Division of Domestic Life.,Transfer.,NMAH Acc. 1997.3022. ACNMAH 44.
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:
Agricultural products  Search this
Militia -- 1790-1800 -- Maryland  Search this
Fortification  Search this
Military administrative -- 1790-1800  Search this
Muster rolls -- 18th century -- Maryland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 18th century
Manuscripts -- 19th century
Manuscripts -- 18th century
Account books -- 18th century
Citation:
Joshua Gist Account Book & Related Materials, 1769-1822, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0044
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0044

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