Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Account Book

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0291
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1872-1874
Languages:
English
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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
Author
NMAH Staff
Custodial History
Collection transferred from the Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life), 1/22/88.
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.
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed.

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.

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