Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0083
Creators:
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs.
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Smith, Alexander, fl. 1790s
Dates:
1792-1797
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Volume
1 folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, 1986
Author
Robert S. Harding
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Mrs. Jean M. Dodd, 1963, July 25.

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Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Alexander Smith Account and Letter Book, 1792-1797, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Domestic Life, 2/3/84. (64.158, original catalog no.) Gift of Mrs. Jean M. Dodd.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Commerce -- 1780-1800 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexandria (Va.) -- 1790s Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts -- 18th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letter books -- 1780-1800 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books -- 18th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodd, Jean M., Mrs. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives