A Guide to the Account Books Collection, 1774-1892

A Guide to the Account Books Collection

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Account Books Collection
Creator
University of Connecticut.
Inclusive Dates
1774-1892
Extent
29.0 Linear feet
Abstract
The books fall into three categories: farmers, storekeepers and businesses.
Call Number
1979.0001
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Archives & Special Collections Staff. (1983)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Account Books Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Unknown. The James Lincoln materials were donated to the University in 1936. The Mansfield Center ledger (27) was purchased in 2010.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Account Books Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Financial Records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Bloomsbury (Conn.)
  • Connecticut
  • Middletown (Conn.)
  • Willimantic (Conn.)

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Brooklyn (Conn.)
  • Dry-goods
  • Farms
  • Linen industry
  • Textile industry
  • Textile workers

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History

The books fall into three categories: farmers, storekeepers and businesses. Individuals or companies include: Benjamin Brown,  Marshall J. Collins,  John Fitch,  Charles Harding,  Edmund Howe,  E. Lathrop,  B. Lathrop,  Daniel M. Lester,  James Lincoln,  Collins and Company,  Edward Dakin,  Lucius Gurley,  William Runkle,  William B. Morgan, Duckworth's, Bank of Commerce and  Willimantic Linen Company. Unidentified materials include a journal from a store on a wharf and a tanner together in one volume, the journal of a gristmill and the account book of a general store in  Mansfield Center, CT.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Farmers, 1774-1869 

Benjamin Brown and Son 

Volume

Account book 1807-1839 

17

Account book 1839-1869 

18

Account book 1843-1845 

19

Day book 1876-1878 

29

Day book 1878-1879 

28

Day book 1884-1886 

27

Marshall J. Collins 

Volume

Day book 1808-1869 

1

John Fitch 

Volume

Account book 1774-1818 

2

Charles Harding 

Volume

Account book 1811-1840 

3

Edmund Howe 

Volume

Account book 1802-1825 

16

E. and B. Lathrop 

Volume

Account book 1819-1829 

22

Account book 1837-1852 

23

Account book 1847-1860 

24

Daniel M. Lester 

Volume

Account book 1809-1842 

25

James Lincoln 

Volume

Account book and day book 1812-1847 

4
BoxFolder

Loose papers undated 

11

William B. Morgan 

Volume

Journal 1833-1850 

21

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Series II: Storekeepers, 1775-1882 

Collins and Company 

Volume

Account book 1854-1855, 1861 

5

Edward Dakin 

Volume

Day book 1881-1882 

6

William Runkle and Duckworth's 

Volume

Day book 1800-1811 

9

Day book 1813-1814 

10

Unidentified Store and Tanner 

Volume

Journal 1830-1834 

26
Volume

Unidentified ( Mansfield Center, CT) general store, 1775-1777 

27
Box

Unidentified (Tolland County, CT) account book/ledger/diary 1892-1905 

1

Lucius Gurley 

Volume

Day book 1814 

7

Day book 1815-1816 

8

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Series III: Businesses, 1857-1892 

Willimantic Linen Company 

Volume

Labor account book 1857-1860 

11

Labor account book 1860-1862 

12

Payroll book 1886-1887 

13

Unidentified business ledger 

Volume

Account book 1891-1892 

14

Bank of Commerce 

Volume

Receipts circa 1840s 

15

Unidentified Gristmill 

Volume

Journal 1894 

20

Shoemaker 

Volume

Captain William Hubbard ledger, 1792-1800 

28

Culpepper Hoadley Account Books 1785-1845   3.0 Item

Scope and Content Note

Meticulously recorded accounts of diverse shoemaking tasks and other commercial activities from 1785-1845. Hoadley crafted, "vamped," "taped," capped, soled, and sold shoes and boots. He seems to dealt mainly in varieties of leather shoes with a specialty in making "cloth shoes" and lining shoes with cloth. He is also recorded doing to occasional odd, though largely related jobs such as "putting a pair of Heads in your Drum." He kept detailed accounts of his business, detailing long lists of patrons including: Calkins, Culver, Ferrill, Hickey, Hopkins, Judd, Porter, Scott, Warner, etc. There are also many contra accounts that show he took barter payments in specified amounts of cloth weaving and dressing, "bed tick," linen, yarn, loads of wood, the making and mending of various articles of clothing, various animal skins and dressed leather, farm produce and labor, "a hive of bees," "cyder," livestock, foodstuffs, "sope," tools, cartage and horse rental, architechtural work, furniture, blacksmithing, and butchering.

Biography/History

Culpepper Hoadley was born in Naugatuck, Connecticut in 1764. He served in the Revolutionary War. After the war he returned to Naugatuck where he married Molly Lewis, daughter of Samuel and Eunice (Beebe) Lewis, in 1786. They had five children in Naugatuck where he lived and worked until his death in 1857. He worked as a master shoemaker, learning his trade from Deacon Elisha Stevens. Hoadley crafted, "vamped," "taped," capped, soled, and sold shoes and boots. He seems to dealt mainly in varieties of leather shoes with a specialty in making "cloth shoes" and lining shoes with cloth.

Volume

Culpepper Hoadley vol. 1 1784-1807 

Scope and Content Note

Meticulously recorded, diverse shoemaking tasks and other commercial activities from 1785-1807, including building work executed for him.

30

Culpepper Hoadley vol. 2 1797-1815 

Scope and Content Note

Meticulously recorded, diverse shoemaking tasks and other commercial activities from 1797-1815, including building work executed for him.

31

Culpepper Hoadley vol. 3 1812-1845 

Scope and Content Note

Meticulously recorded, diverse shoemaking tasks and other commercial activities from 1812-1845, including building work executed for him.

32

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