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Civil War-Era Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00517

Scope and Contents

One handwritten account book from the Civil War-era, possibly for a household or a business. The author's name is not recorded. The book lists the names of around thirty individuals, their occupation if available, and the debits and credits for each person. Occupational examples include cook, table maid, dairy maid, miller, and coachman. Some of the entries include wages, rent payments and charges, the cost of food, and other items. There is also an entry for transactions from the estate of one Susan Cook. The account book contains an index of all the entries including the page numbers. The pages are numbered through 168, but the last quarter of the account book contains blank pages.

Dates

  • 1858-1869

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2012.017 was received by the SCRC on 1/4/2012.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2012. Further processing by Jonathan Katora in March 2012.
Title
Guide to the Civil War-Era Account Book
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2012-01-25
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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