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1803 Feby .26

 
 
  Joel Sexton Dr to Store
 

18

For 7.lb Sugar

1

 
  David Sexton Dr to Store
 

14

For 1 sheet Bonnett paper

10

  13d Paper Hanging
9
  Elijah Williams Dr to Store
 

19

For 1 Bed Cord

50

5 Case Dr to Store
For Cash Recd
2
75
  Elijah Williams Dr to Store
 

28

For 2 shoe knives-10d

28

  " 1 Qt. Pitcher 1/
17
19 lbSouchong Tea -5/3
44
  1 16 oz. Cannister- 2/6
42
  1 Nutmeg Grater
7
   
1
38

9

Levi Blodgett Dr to Store

  For 7 lbSugar
1
 
  1 Box
25
  error on former settlement
10

21

William Russell Dr to Store

  For 1lb shells
17
  1 pr Bellows
83

5

Cash Dr to Store
For Cash Recd

1

65

March 1

 

 

18

Ebenr H. Williams Dr to Store

  For 2 skeins black sewing-silk
14
  1 Bushell Rye- 3/6
88 102
5 Cash Dr to Store
For Cash Recd
1
35
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A day book, or "waste book," is the record of choice for shopkeepers in the 18th century. At the top of the page the date is recorded and all the transactions with customers, both debit and credit, are recorded for that day. The information is, at some later time, transferred to an account book. An account book records the transactions of individuals, one customer to a page, so that all the purchases for one person are recorded under his name, with the facing page used for the method of payment - cash, goods, or labor. Record books like these are invaluable resources to find what was being sold, to whom, and how and when they paid.

 

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Ware Store Day Book [Vol. I]

creator   Orlando Ware (1779-1860)
date   1803
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   12.0"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Account book
accession #   #L00.019


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Ware Store Day Book [Vol. II]

Account book of Zebulon White & James Strathern

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