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Martin Brimmer Account Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.359

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Contains one ledger book of accounts kept by Martin Brimmer, a Boston merchant and apothecary. Listed in the account are names of loyalists later proscribed and banished. Some of the names listed in the ledger include Dr. Benjamin Church, Dr. William Paine, Dr. Charles Russel, Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, and Dr. John Jeffries. There are 89 pages filled with Brimmer's accounts, but the ledger also contains 24 pages of guest names for an unknown New York establishment in 1940.

Dates

  • Creation: 1763-1774, 1940
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1763-1774

Creator

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.

Biographical Information:

Martin Brimmer was a Boston apothecary and merchant prior to Revolutionary War. He was the father of Martin Brimmer, 1793-1847, who was mayor of Boston from 1845-1845, and grandfather of Martin Brimmer, 1829-1896, an 1849 graduate of Harvard and long-time president of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

The entries are organized by customer name.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2012.359 was received by the SCRC via USPS in September 2012.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in November 2012.

Title
Guide to the Martin Brimmer Account Ledger
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2012-11-08
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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