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 Item — Volume: 2

Scope and Contents

Annotated as "Ledger C," the front board contains an account for Thomas Summers as well as assorted figures. The ledger contains an alphabetical listing of accounts and corresponding page numbers, however, the page of names beginning with the letter "A" is missing. Included in the ledger are the names of many prominent families such as the Hazzard family, the Waples family, the Rodney family, the Maull family, the Marvil family, the Prettyman family, the Paynter family, and the Beebe family. Also included are accounts for Russel's children, Robert, James, Elizabeth, and William, and expenses paid out for education and support. The ledger also contains employment records both for employees who worked for Russel and work that Russel performed for others. Towards the rear of the ledger, there are drawings of plots of land, a list of peach trees set in 1873 and 1883, lists of apple trees set in 1858, 1859, and 1877, and a list of peach trees ordered in 188?. The back cover contains figures and notes. Laid into the ledger are various notes, figures, receipts, a list of fruit trees, a list of different lyes for sale, religious tracts and lessons, and assorted letters, including an 1880 letter from Essie (Russel) Dean to her brother Edward.


  • Creation: 1822-1881

Physical Description

33 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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Newark DE 19717-5267 USA