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Henry Halsey Account Book

Identifier: Ms-1978-011

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single account book, maintained by Henry Halsey, a tanner and farmer in Windsor, Connecticut. The ledger contains various types of entries. The greater part of the entries are in the form of a day book, commencing on November 27, 1846 and ending on December 25, 1860. Entries include dates, customer names, descriptions of transactions, and prices. The transaction descriptions indicate that Halsey was conducting other businesses in conjunction with the tannery. Also included in the volume are lists of stocks and bonds owned by Halsey and account entries for services rendered to various individuals, including as administrator of the estate of Abial Wilson. Several newspaper clippings have been affixed to the end papers. Most of these relate to Halsey's various business interests, but also included are articles titled "Evil Effects of Study out of Schools," and "The Habits of Shad."


  • 1846 - 1874


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Henry Halsey, son of Philip and Esther Moore Halsey, was born in Windsor, Connecticut, on July 8, 1784. Halsey remained in the Windsor area and worked as a farmer and leather tanner. He married four times: to Abigail Allyn (1784-1816); to Laura Wolcott Mather (1789-1831); to Eunice Talcott (1787-1858); and to Amanda Moore (1807-1880), and he fathered eight children. Henry Halsey died on February 24, 1876.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection contains the account book of Henry Halsey (1784-1876), a farmer and leather tanner living in Windsor, Connecticut.

Source of Acquisition

The Henry Halsey Account Book was acquired by Special Collections in 1978.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry Halsey Account Book, Ms1978-011 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Henry Halsey Account Book commenced and was completed in May 2011.

Henry Halsey Account Book, 1846-1874
John M. Jackson, Archivist
2011 (CC0 1.0)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US