Manuscript volumes kept by several generations of the Macon family of New Kent ["Ingleside"] and Hanover ["New Castle"] Counties, Va. including William Hartwell Macon (1759-1843), Doctor William Hartwell Macon (1819-1891) and William Hartwell Macon (1850-1918). The volumes are four ledgers concerning farming and medical practice and a diary. The earliest ledger mentions William Macon (1725-1813).
In addition to members of the Macon family, individuals and subjects mentioned in the volumes include George Braikenridge, John Hooe, William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, Samuel Moss, Jr. (a silversmith), John Wickham, Donald & Burton, London, Eng., College of William and Mary, Overseers of the Poor, overseers, and housekeepers.
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v. 1 (Ad 156), 1782-1806, 185 p., Ledger of William H. Macon of Hanover County, Virginia. Also used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings.
v. 2. (Ad 157), 1807-1837, 273 p., Ledger of Wililam H. Macon of Hanover County. The book also contains accounts of New Castle Estate and Woodland (1850-1870). An account of the College of William and Mary appears on page 66. (oversize)
v. 3 (Ad 158), 1848-1852, 140 p., Ledger of William H. Macon, physician, of Hanover County, Virginia, containing his professional accounts.
v. 4 (Ad 159), 1853-1866, 40 p. Account book of William H. Macon of Hanover County. The book also contains a list of the New Kent County members of the Agricultural Society of Virginia (1856).
v. 5 (Ad 160), 1856-1876, 152 p. Diary of William H. Macon of Old Church, Hanover County, Virginia. (oversize)
v. 6 (Ad 160A), 1868-1885, 258 p. Farm account book of New Castle Estate, Hanover County, Virginia.
v. 7 (Ad 160B), 1882-1888, 360 p. Farm memorandum book of New Castle Estate, Hanover County, Virginia.