Finding Aid for the New York General Store Ledger Biomed.0704

Finding aid prepared by Jasmine Larkin, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 3.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: New York general store ledger
source: McClintock, Fawn
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0704
Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 ledger)
Date (inclusive): 1873-1890
Physical Location: Held at UCLA Library Special Collections. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Fawn McClintock, 2009.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6381227 

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], New York general store ledger (Collection 704). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Contents

Manuscript account book containing store accounts kept by the proprietor of, presumably, a general store in upstate New York. The date range is established from dated ledger entries. An alphabetical, tabbed index of names on the first [24] pages refers to entries on pages 1 to 101 and 672 to 694. Early entries, from 1873, include detailed lists with sundries, ginger, starch, salt, sugar, tobacco, tea, muslin, crackers, etc. Most entries code amount of purchase, payments, and credits paid off to local banks in Elmira and Oswego; one customer (page 32) was banned in 1875 with the admonition, "no more credit". Most customers were identified as doctors ("Dr."); Dr. William Manchester and Dr. S.J. Willetts and Co. were the most active customers. Accounts extended beyond New York to Pennsylvania and Lowell, Massachusetts (Dr. J.C. Ayer, the patent medicine purveyor). Pages 103-121 were used as an address book kept in another hand in the twentieth century.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

McClintock, Fawn