Guide to the Thomas Oliver Larkin account books, 1827-1858

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Guide to the Thomas Oliver Larkin Account Books, 1827-1858

Collection number: BANC MSS C-E 1-25

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Thomas Oliver Larkin Account Books,
Date (inclusive): 1827-1858
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-E 1-25
Origination: Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858
Extent: Number of containers: 25 volumes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: C-E 1: Invoices of merchandise shipped and consigned to John A.C. Holmes for sale in California, 1827-29, and accounts with crew members on the brig, Maria Esther, 1829-31.

C-E 2-25: Daybooks, journals, ledgers, cash book and miscellaneous accounts for his store in Monterey; accounts with U.S. Navy Dept. and quarterly returns compiled as U.S. naval agent and storekeeper, Monterey; accounts as U.S. Consul for care of destitute American seamen; copies of conveyances for property in San Francisco, Benicia and Monterey.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Oliver Larkin account books, BANC MSS C-E 1-25, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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Container List

volume C-E 1

Daybook, May 1837-January 1838.Monterey.

Physical Description: [100] p.

Additional Note

At the beginning of the volume are invoices of merchandise shipped on the "Franklin" and consigned to John A. C. Holmes for sale in California, 1827-29; Holmes' accounts for sale of goods, 1827-32; accounts for crew members on the brig, "Maria Esther," 1829-31, and Holmes' account with her owner, Henry Virmond, 1829-31. [63] p.
volume C-E 2

Ledger, 1844-1819. Monterey.

Physical Description: [6] leaves, 49 p.
volume C-E 3

Ledger, 1842-1843, for branch store in Santa Cruz.

Physical Description: [12] leaves, 96 p.
volume C-E 4

Copies of conveyances from Larkin to various people for property in San Francisco, Benicia, and Monterey and for portions of various ranchos, 1851-1853. With index.

Physical Description: [113] p.
volume C-E 5

Journal, January 1840-February 1842. Monterey.

Physical Description: 322 p.

Additional Note

At the end of the volume are accounts for lumber, 1841-1842, and other miscellaneous notations. [9] p.
volume C-E 6

Daybook, February 1833-April 1837. Monterey and Salinas.

Physical Description: [312] p.

Additional Note

At the beginning of the volume: list of cargo for the brig, "Newcastle," and note as to date the ship left Boston and arrived in Monterey; and at the end of the volume: list of debts due Larkin; lists of foreigners in and about Monterey, November 1834; weather reports, 1833-35; record of wages paid workmen. [17] p.
volume C-E 7

Ledger, 1835-1837.

Physical Description: [94] p.
volume C-E 8

Daybook, January 1838-February 1840. Monterey.

Physical Description: 243 p.

Additional Note

At the end of the volume: accounts for hides sold; cash paid out; "memo of the house affairs of Mr. Spear;" miscellaneous accounts. [12] p.
volume C-E 9

Ledger, 1839-1845. ledger, 1846-1848, with index.

Physical Description: 242 p.;
Physical Description: [74] p.

Additional Note

At the end of the volume: account of real estate, goods, stock, debts and other property of T. O. Larkin, 1835-1845. With note of date of departure from Boston and arrival in Monterey, the day he started business and amount of his capital. 13 p.
volume C-E 10

Daybook, March 1842-March 1844.Monterey. [262] p.; August-November 1814.

Physical Description: [11] p.

Additional Note

Included also: accounts of stock of Limantour's cargo, Feb.-Mar. 1845. [9] p.
volume C-E 11

Daybook, May 1843-September 1845. Monterey.

Physical Description: [408] p.

Additional Note

At the beginning of the volume: miscellaneous accounts and inventory; and, at the end of the volume: miscellaneous accounts and list of debts due Larkin, [36] p.
volume C-E 12

Journal, January 1843-November 1847. Monterey.

Physical Description: 355 p.

Additional Note

At the end of the volume: miscellaneous accounts; memoranda of house rents; bills for lumber. [9] p.
volume C-E 13

List of goods purchased by Larkin in Mazatlan, January 1844; amount of funds brought from Monterey to Mazatlan; value of goods purchased in Mazatlan.

Physical Description: 15 p.

Additional Note

In the same volume: record of horses purchased and sold, 1857-58. 3 leaves.
volume C-E 14

Dayhook, October 1845-August 1847. Monterey.

Physical Description: [128] p.

Additional Note

Miscellaneous accounts at the beginning and end of the volume. [4] p.
volume C-E 15

Daybook. January-October 1846.Monterey.

Physical Description: [160] p.

Additional Note

At the beginning of the volume: inventory as of January 1846. [5] p.
volume C-E 16

Ledger, 1846-1848, with index.

Physical Description: [179] p.
volume C-E 17

Daybook, October 1846-August 1847. Monterey.

Physical Description: [161] p.

Additional Note

Miscellaneous accounts at the beginning and end of the volume. [12] p.
volume C-E 18

Journal, January 1846-July 1847.

Physical Description: 173 p.
volume C-E 19

Daybook, August 1847-December 1848. Monterey.

Physical Description: [192] p.

Additional Note

Miscellaneous accounts at the beginning and at the end. [7] p.
volume C-E 20

Journal, July 1847-November 1849.

Physical Description: 139 p.

Additional Note

On flyleaf: draft of a letter from D. Carter to Mr. Littel, Aug. 30, 1848.
volume C-E 21

Cash book, 1851-1858.

Physical Description: [423] p.
volume C-E 22

U. S. Navy Department accounts, 1847-1849.

Physical Description: [62] p.
volume C-E 23

Quarterly returns on stores, provisions, clothing, etc., for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1847, compiled by Larkin as U. S. naval agent and storekeeper, Monterey.

Physical Description: [25] leaves.
volume C-E 24

Journal, November 1847-January 1850.

Physical Description: 108 p.

Additional Note

At the beginning of the volume: record of financial assistance to destitute American seamen while U. S. consul. 15 leaves.
volume C-E 25

Accounts with U. S Navy Department, n. d. [1846-1847?]

Physical Description: [18] p.

Additional Note

At the beginning of the volume: receipts signed by various individuals for money received from Larkin while U. S consul, 1848-1847. [19] p. Most of the pages in the volume are blank.
portfolio Portfolio:

Loose items removed from C-E 1, 2, 7, 10, 15 and 19.