Guide to the Account Book

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0291
Creators:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1872-1874
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
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
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.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Account Book, 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 Cultural History, 1/22/88.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hardware stores -- 1870-1880 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
General stores -- 1870-1880 Topic 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