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Finance, Personal--United States--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Ashburnham receipt book

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0003

This receipt book was kept by Elizabeth Ashburnham of Wilmington, Delaware, between 1824 and 1866 to record her expenditures, primarily payments for boarding and taxes.

Dates: 1824 August 3-1866 May 26

Jesse Green receipt book

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0011

This receipt book highlights the mercantile activities of Jesse Green of Sussex County, Delaware, between 1803 and 1830. It also includes Green’s financial accounts with his children Mary, Emmeline, William, and Jesse, Jr.

Dates: 1803 January 1-November 20

Sarah R. Latimer account-keeping exercise book

Identifier: MSS 0096-Item 0150

Sarah R. Latimer, a resident of Wilmington, Delaware, completed this account-keeping exercise circa 1808-1809. The exercise includes a sample daybook and ledgers.

Dates: approximately 1808-1809

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