Saratoga County, New York, Ledger
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single ledger maintained by an unidentified business in Saratoga County, New York, possibly the general merantile store of Benjmain Grenell. The ledger contains the names of persons holding accounts with the business. The ledger does not contain details of transactions but instead records summarized balances brought forward from the business's daybooks.
- 1806 - 1812
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to reearch.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Biographical / Historical
While the owner of the ledger is not idenfified, papers found within the ledger suggest that it may have belonged to a member of the Grenell family. One paper inserted in the ledger contains numerous instances of the name "Ben Grenell." Accrding to an article in the May 2012 issue of the Town of Greenfield Historical Society Newsletter, Benjamin Grenell was born in Salisbury, Connecticut and settled in Greenfield, New York, where he established a general store. He married Phebe Dennison; the couple would have four children. According to the findagrave.com page for Benjamin Grenell, he was born 30 March 1764; died in Greenfield on 20 November 1825; and was buried in Grenell Cemetery, Middle Grove (Saratoga County), New York.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Accounting ledger maintained by an unidentified business in Saratoga County, New York, recording summarized balances brought forward from the company's daybooks.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Ledger by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the Saratoga County, New York Ledger commenced and was completed in December 2021.
- Saratoga County, New York, Ledger
- John M. Jackson
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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.
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