Inventory of a Collection of Account Books and Day Books of Various California Business Firms, 1863-1921

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Inventory of a Collection of Account Books and Day Books of Various California Business Firms, 1863-1921

Collection number: BANC MSS C-G 147

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1939
Encoded by:
Padma Rubiales
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: A collection of account books and day books of various California business firms,
Date (inclusive): 1863-1921
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 147
Extent: Number of containers: 14 volumes, 33-40 cm.
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: Collection includes account books for George C. Anderson, Standard Biscuit Co., Mission Leather Drapery Co., the Farmers' Union, Kaufman and Brewster, Mohave Mining Company, Guinnane & Crowley, William Bros. Co., Figprune Cereal Co., M.W. Wilcox, California Glove Factory, California Broom Factory and several other persons and organizations not named.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A collection of account books and day books of various California business firms, BANC MSS C-G 147, The Bancroft Library, Universtity of California, Berkeley

Scope and Content

The following account books were purchased October 7, 1939 at a Second-Hand Store on the main street of Santa Clara. The dealer claimed that he had obtained them all from the same place, but examination shows them to have been used by diverse organizations or companies, and although they may represent the activities of one family, proof has not been established.
These 14 volumes purchased from David C. Doniway, Oct. 21, 1939

Container List

volume Vol. 1

Unknown owner.

Additional Note

Book includes an index to accounts, and those for 1915 are indexed in a separate column.
 

Entries, Cash Account, Feb. 1, 1885-July 26, 1886.

 

Merchandise Account, May 31, 188 Jan. 1, 1887.

Additional Note

(Includes refs., ex. p. 51: Dr. May 31 1884 to Mdse [cf. p. 2] $114.55)
 

Accounts of George C. Anderson, Feb. 3, 1905-May 1, 1905, p. 238-242.

 

Account of Geo. C. Anderson o/o Standard Biscuit Co. p. 388-391, Feb.-May, '05.

 

Account of Geo. C. Anderson, Jan. 1, 1915-June 27, 1917 (Brought from old book 6,000.74.) pp. 270-273

 

Mission Leather Drapery Co., Work Account and General Account, (Balance of book, $32.00) Jan. 1, 1915-May 12, 1917, pp. 246-257.

 

Other entries, Jan. 1915, Jan. 1, 1915, including refs. to a cash or general account, Ex: p. 286, Balance [of. p. 2] $30.47.

volume Vol. 2.

Unknown owner.

 

Cash account, pp. 1-13, Aug. 23, 1887-Mar. 22, 1888, includes sales of corn, etc. and expenses for office. Record of 2 insurance policies, pp. 100-103.

 

Unknown organization: Record of membership assessments. pp. 16-85. Journal, July 4-Dec. 26, 1889.

 

Some of the other books include accounts of the Farmers Union, but there seemed to be no internal evidence to identify this record as belonging to said organization.

volume Vol. 3

Unknown organization.

 

Ledger of payments of dues and assessments arranged alphabetically by person; including pp. 406ff. General Fund, Beneficiary Fund, Funeral Benefit Fund, Relief Assessment Fund. January-June 1889.

Additional Note

Includes same names as Vol. 2.
volume Vol. 4.

Kaufman and Brewster, San Jose.

 

Journal, January 1, 1886-October 18, 1886.

volume Vol. 5.

Kaufman and Brewster, San Jose

 

Lodger, January 1, 1886-November 10, 1886.

Additional Note

Includes refs. to Vol. 4, and to another volume beginning October 14th.
volume Vol. 6.

Mohave Mining Company.

Additional Note

Accounts and claims against J. Guinnane Estate, p. 418.
 

By Laws, pp. 1-13. Journal, April 7-Sept. 16, 1863, pp. 15-18.

 

Guinnane & Crowley, S.F. (Crocker, Tinware, and Furniture). Journal, Dec. 10, 1872-Jan. 10, 1877, pp. 25-238.

Additional Note

(Because of date may include some other store.)
 

Record of Cash Sales: June 1, 1875-May 16, 1885, pp. 330-417.

volume Vol. 7.

Guinnane & Crowley, S.F.

 

Ledger entries. James Guinnane, Dec. 10, 1872-Jan. 12, 1874. Cash, Dec. 11, 1872-August 31, 1876.

 

San Jose entries (firm unknown). -August 10, 1871-April 14, 1892.

 

William Bros. Co., dealers in Standard Biscuit Co's Crackers and Cakes. (cf. Vol. 1)

Additional Note

Record of daily purchases (from Standard Biscuit Co.?) on slips pasted over earlier entries, July 10, 1919-June 6, 1921. (Includes entries in 1921 re Wilcox cf. June 6, 1921. Some of slips are unused blanks of Figprune Cereal Co. of Vol. 8.
volume Vol. 8.

Figprune Cereal Co.

 

Letter press copy book for Cash Expenditures, March-July, 1905

volume Vol. 9.

Wilcox, M.W.

 

Day Book for California Glove Factory and California Broom Factory products distributed, Dec. 26, 1883-Aug. 25, 1884.

volume Vol. 10.

Wilcox, M.W.

 

Day Book for California Glove Factory and California Broom Factory products distributed, October 22, 1885-April 22, 1887.

volume Vol. 11.

Wilcox, M.W.

 

Journal for California Glove Factory and California Broom Factory, products distributed (Continued Vol. 10), April 25, 1887-April 20, 1891.

volume Vol. 12.

(Wilcox, M.W.?)

 

Ledger, May 11, 1882-Jan. 1, 1884. Includes entries re. California Glove Factory and personnel.

 

Ex. unidentified refs. :

 

p. 2. Merchandise May 16, 1882 to Homes [cf. p. 170] $10.00

 

p. 354. Annie Grey, Jan. 13, 1883, By Cash [Credit. of. p. 53] $5.00.

volume Vol. 13.

(Wilcox, M.W.?) California Broom Factory, San Jose

 

Broom Ledger April 1, 1877-1884 —includes references to unidentified or missing volumes (of. examples) and references to Vol. 9 (December 1883-)

 

Accounts re. horses and pasturage to October 11, 1889.

 

Ex. unidentified refs.: 1880-1883.

 

p. 98. Bernardt, Chas. Sept. 29, 1882 to Mdse. [of. p. 387], $19.25

 

p. 98 Bernardt, Chas. Jan. 24 (1883?) to Mdse. [of. p. 26.] 3.25

 

p. 64. D.E. Froment, March 29, 1880 to Mdse. [of. p. 3] 3.50

volume Vol. 14.

(Wilcox, M.W.?) California Glove Factory

 

Order Book, July 1, 1884-January 31, 1888

Additional Note

Includes references to Vol. 9, 10, and 11, and to one missing vol. (Aug. 26, 1884-October 21, 1885)