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Freighter Daybook

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-104

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single daybook maintained by an unidentified shipper operating probably in Northampton, Massachusetts, during the early nineteenth century. The small volume contains daily entries listing customer name, brief description of shipment, and price. Most of the transactions are for goods transported either to or from Boston, Massachusetts. Frequent customers were Tappan and Whitney, Bull and Clark, Samuel Clark, James and Chester Cook, and Dikeman and Shepherd.

Dates

  • 1820 - 1823

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to 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: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Daybook maintained by an unidentified shipper, operating probably in Northampton, Massachusetts, during the early nineteenth century.

Source of Acquisition

The Freighter Daybook was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Freighter Daybook by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Freighter Daybook commenced and was completed in May, 2021.

Title
Freighter Daybook, 1820-1823
Status
Unprocessed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2021 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-26: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2021-04-22: LM Rozema added subjects and missing notes for an unprocessed collection, added FA title and filing titles, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308