General Merchandise Account Book

Collection ID:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box

Scope and Contents note
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.

Processing Information
Collection processed by Jane Odom, 1986
Jane H. Odom
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
General Merchandise Account Book, 1829-1831, Archives Center.
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 Isadore Warshaw Collection, 12/85

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Merchants -- 1820-1840 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business records -- 1820-1840 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books -- 19th century Type 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