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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Account book for a Wilmington, Delaware, dry goods store

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0001

Daybook for an unidentified store located in Wilmington, Delaware, focusing on the sale of textiles and other dry goods. The daybook consists of daily transactions with names, items, and additional notes added in.

Dates: 1859 September 30-1865

Booth and Green family account-keeping exercise book and ledgers

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0004

This account-keeping exercise book, general store ledger, and shoemaker’s ledger reflect the economic activities of members of the Booth and Green families as well as other residents of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, between 1807 and 1857.

Dates: 1807 April 3-1857 April 29

John W. Claghorn papers

Identifier: MSS 0610

The papers of John W. Claghorn, a nineteenth-century businessman based in Boston and Philadelphia, include materials relating to his business and his family.

Dates: 1804-1849

Thomas Evans and Benjamin T. Biggs farm account book

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0010

This farm account book was kept by Dr. Thomas Evans and Benjamin T. Biggs of Pencader Hundred, Delaware, between 1792 and 1869.

Dates: 1792-1800, 1847-1869

John Herdman's Day Book

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0147

This Newark, Delaware, hotel and tavern daybook belonged to owner, John David Herdman, Jr. It covers transactions for two-and-a-half years of the business with over 3000 entries, including the sale of beer, wine, and spirituous liquors from the tavern as well as charges for lodging at the hotel.

Dates: 1816 January 2-1818 June 30

Roger Newton Lambert physician’s daybook

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0015

This physician’s daybook was kept by Dr. Roger Newton Lambert of Upton, Massachusetts, from 1829 to 1834. It records his visits to patients, medicine and advice dispensed, and other services rendered.

Dates: 1829 February 8-1834 April 24

Account book for a Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, general store

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0002

This daybook was kept between 1817 and 1818 at an unidentified general store located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, that sold foodstuffs, tobacco products, finished clothing and accessories, textiles, and other miscellaneous items. The book contains a chronological account of customers’ debts and, occasionally, their credit payments.

Dates: 1817 September 2-1818 June 29

Harriet B. Miles account book

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0018

Harriet B. Miles of Newark, Delaware, used this account book to record her household expenses from 1866 to 1878. She also recorded interest payments on bonds she held and entries regarding the administration of her mother’s estate.

Dates: 1866 May 1-1878 April 20

Mary C. Richards accounting exercise book

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0183

This single volume manuscript, dated 1823-1837, likely created by Mary C. Richards of Lewes, Delaware, functioned primarily as a mathematical and accounting exercise book, but also includes a brief daybook, two ledgers, and memoranda at the end.

Dates: 1823-1837; Majority of material found within 1834-1837

Shipley--Bringhurst--Hargraves family papers

Identifier: MSS 0684
Abstract Shipley, Bringhurst, and Hargraves are the family names associated with Rockwood, a Victorian Rural Gothic Revival mansion and estate that was built in North Wilmington, Delaware, between 1851 and 1854. The Hargraves were the last family to privately own Rockwood before its donation to New Castle County in the mid-1970s as a historic house museum and public park. The Shipley-Bringhurst-Hargraves family papers document the personal and professional lives of several generations of Delawareans...
Dates: 1660-1987; Majority of material found within 1735 - 1975