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Simon Elliot Account Book

Identifier: MS 00145

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Scope and Contents

Contains an account book kept by Simon Elliott, Sr. and his son, Simon Elliott, Jr. for sales of snuff and tobacco from their store on 51 State Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The first page includes the details of the partnership between Simon Elliott, Sr. and his son. The major portion of the journal, pages 1-76, records sales of snuff and tobacco, and includes both individuals, such as a female customer, Joanna Winslow, and firms such as Andrew Ritchie & Son. The remaining section of the volume, pages 77-91, consists of cash settlements and personal accounts of the Elliotts. The rest of the volume contains blank pages.


  • Creation: 1791-1796


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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.

Biographical Information:

Simon Elliott, Sr. was a businessman in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts. He acquired several mills in Newton Upper Falls, in 1778 and he later added a snuff mill. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2013.225 was received by Special Collections in August 2013. Purchased for Swem Library with support from the Johns (Pollard) fund.

Related Materials:

Andrew Robinson Giddinge Diary (Mss. Acc. 2012.096), Martin Brimmer Account Ledger (Mss. Acc. 2012.359).

Physical Description

circa 500 pages, 91 with writing

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in September 2013.

Guide to the Simon Elliot Account Book
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository