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John Brown Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-113

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single ledger maintained by John Brown, a resident of Camden, Maine, in the mid-19th century. Identified as "Account Book No. 5," the ledger contains entries suggesting that Brown operated a lime kiln, with many documenting payments made for the hauling of lime and of wood for the kiln. Elsewhere, Brown lists rents paid for a kiln. Other entries relate to payments for carpentry, for farmwork, and for goods purchased. Inserted in the ledger are a number of bills and receipts.

Dates

  • 1853 - 1860

Creator

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.

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Biographical Note

The front cover verso of this ledger bears, in a latter-day hand, the notation "John Brown, Camden, Maine, 1853-1855." A search on several names in the ledger confirms that it documents business transacted in the area of Camden. The 1850 census lists a 48-year-old farmer named John Brown living in Camden (Waldo County), Maine. Also listed in the household are Sarah Brown, 45; John J. Brown, 19; Sarah N. Brown, 17; Phillip Brown, 15; and Phillip Brown, 32. Brown continues to be listed as a Camden resident and farmer through 1870. John Brown, born 1802 in Maine, died in Camden, on October 29, 1877, and was buried in West Rockport (Knox County), Maine.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Ledger maintained by John Brown, a resident of Camden, Maine, providing a record of payments for hauling lime and charcoal, carpentry and farmwork, and goods purchased.

Source of Acquisition

The John Brown Ledger was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the John Brown Ledger 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 John Brown Ledger commenced and was completed in May, 2021.

Creator

Title
John Brown Ledger, 1853-1860
Status
Completed
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, 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