William H. Chapman Account Book
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a single account book maintained by William H. Chapman, a farmer in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, during the early 19th century. Entries in the account book detail sales and purchases of various goods and payment for hired labor. Names mentioned include Rufus Carter, Kendall Crossfield, John Lawrence, and Philemon Wright. Beginning in 1840, the entries appear in a different hand, likely that of Calvin Chapman, who served as administrator of William Chapman's estate.
- 1836 - 1845
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
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Biographical / Historical
William Heaton Chapman, son of Calvin and Sarah Chapman, was born in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on November 8, 1809. On April 8, 1834, he married Lois Ellis (1811-1898); the couple would have two daughters. William Heaton Chapman died in Cheshire County February 13, 1839.
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This collection consists of a single account book, maintained by William H. Chapman, a farmer in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, during the early nineteenth century. Entries detail sales and purchases of goods and payment for hired labor.
Source of Acquisition
The William H. Chapman Account Book was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the William H. Chapman Account Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
This item had long been identified as "The Farmer's Account Book," but closer inspection and research in 2021 revealed it to have been associated with William H. Chapman.
The processing and description of the William H. Chapman Account Book commenced and was completed in May, 2021.
- William H. Chapman Account Book, 1836-1845
- John M. Jackson
- 2021 (CC0 1.0)
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- 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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