Ledgers

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    Warren Brown (1836-1919) of Hampton Falls, NH married Sarah Gertrude Norris (1841-1917) in 1867. Their children were Norris Brown (1868-1869), Harry Benson Brown (1870-1903), Arthur Warren Brown (1873-1960), Gertrude Norris Brown (1878-1896), and…
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    James Underwood and John Underwood were both of Nashua, New Hampshire. John Underwood is listed in the Nashua city directory for 1856 as being a "yeoman." The book includes, from front to back, accounts from 1754 to 1755, warrants and justice writs…
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    Joseph Furnald (or Fernald) was an Exeter merchant and gundalow operator, born at Newfields on October 30, 1779 and died at Exeter (?) October 18, 1846. He worked shipping goods from Exeter to Portsmouth NH and back. The three ledgers document Furnald…
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    The Choate Manufacturing Company of South New Market (now in Exeter) N.H. was incorporated in 1862, and manufactured parts for steam engines. In 1867 the company went bankrupt due to a failure to pay by the American Safety Steam Engine Co., and after reorganization emerged as the Exeter Machine…
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    Middleton is a small town in Strafford County, N.H. The population in 1900 was 300. This collection consists of two small volumes listing the state, county, town, and school taxes in Middleton taken for the years 1904 and 1906. They were kept by Warren H. Whitehouse and Lewis F. Young.
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    Boscawen is a small town in Merrimack County, NH, incorporated in 1760. The population in 1870 was 1,637. A single ca. 2"x3" notebook details road taxes for Highway District No. 5, dated 1868. It was kept by J.H. Flanders, whose name appears on the…
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    Richard T. Rogers (1818-1890) was a farmer and local politician from Rochester, Strafford Co., NH. His account books document his political activities in several local government committees. A possible relative named Victor E. Page also served as…
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    The Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. The repository collects materials related to the social life, customs, and history of New Hampshire and greater New England. The Estate…
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    The Blake General Store/Tavern was run by the Blake family of Kensington, NH from ca. 1828-the 1920s. A boot manufacturing business was housed on the second floor until an 1894 fire, and the Kensington Post Office was housed with the general store…
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    The Osborne Family of Weare, NH were farmers, teachers, and members of Weare Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Three generations are represented: Samuel Osborne Sr. (1789-1858), Lindley H. Osborne (1833-1920), and Charles…
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    The Torr family was a prominent Revolutionary War era farming family in the Dover/Durham/Madbury area of New Hampshire. Materials in this collection are from Benjamin Torr (ca. 1787-1852) and Vincent Torr (1777-1815). Many other Torr family members…
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    Jonathan Sanborn (1799-1880) was a cobbler/farmer/leatherworker from Hawke (now Danville), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Seven account books spanning the years 1817-1876 span Sanborn’s entire professional life. They document in great detail his local…
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    The Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The repository collects materials related the history and culture of New Hampshire and greater New England. The collection contains financial…
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    Solon Burpee Sargent (New London NH 1861- Franklin NH 19??) was a granite/cutter and carver. After working in various odd jobs as a laborer and stone cutter, he settled down in Franklin/Tilton NH around 1894 and became both a dealer and a carver of…
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    Mead Folsom was born in 1785 in Amesbury, MA. At some point he moved to Epping, NH. where he married Delia Dow on Oct 1, 1811. They had a daughter Lucinda, born in 1818 (d. 1896, in Epping). Folsom died in 1864 and is buried in the Jones Hill cemetery…
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    Joseph Bradley (1762-c1840) was born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, the son of William and Sarah Smith Bradlery. He became a merchant, money lender, and inn keeper in Hawke (New Danville), Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Three volumes of account books…
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    The Jones family resided for generations in Milton, N.H. Levi Jones, a farmer, businessman, innkeeper, and prominent mason and the senior figure in the collection, was born in 1771 and died in 1847. The Jones Farm now forms part of the New…
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    Amanda Elizabeth Homiston (Mrs. E.E.) Thompson was born in 1864 and married Elmer Ellsworth Thompson in 1885 and they had two children, a daughter, Ethel Elizabeth, in 1886 and a son, Sereno Wright, in 1889. In 1896 they adopted another daughter, Ina…
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    Manufacturer of marble and granite monuments, headstones, table tops, and mantelpieces in Portsmouth from around 1860-1895. March 9, 1871 receipt for an advertisement from Silas Philbrick to W.A. Greenough that promises payment for a half-page advertisement in the Portsmouth Directory.
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    Resident of Deerfield, N.H 1839 bankbook of John M. Hoit of Deerfield, N.H., which documents his deposits and withdrawals. The account book also contains four printed pages that explain the design and rules of the New Hampshire Savings Bank in Concord, N.H.
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    Henry Pascoe (1882-1901) was appointed superintendent of the Gladstone Silver Mine in Silverton, Colorado and was a resident of West Ossippee, New Hampshire. A 196 page manuscript account book in which Pascoe kept extensive records of traveling to and…
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    Cook was an ironsmith, soap and vinegar maker of Alstead, N.H. Cook's ledger was kept from 1818-1825. It includes a variety of business records; in addition to the above-mentioned ventures, Cook sold cider and grain, cut lumber, butchered meat, cobbled shoes, and kept livestock.
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    Tenney was a merchant from Chester, N.H. He was born 13 Jul 1807 and died 29 May 1891 in Chester, New Hampshire, son of Silas Tenney and Rebecca Bailey. He married Emeline Johnson Murray in 1833. The ledger reveals that Tenney sold all kinds of farm produce and kept a variety of livestock,…
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    Joseph “Squire” Sawyer (1785-1858) was a farmer who lived in Piermont, New Hampshire. He had seven children with his wife Mary, six girls and one boy. In the town history of Piermont, 1764-1947, he was noted as a "substantial and influential citizen." The account book has entries from November 6,…
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    True William McDaniel, 1812-1892, was a sawyer from Barrington, N.H. McDaniel sold mainly hard wood and white pine to many different customers, including the Boston and Maine Railroad. He also acted in the capacity of guardian (of Elizabeth Caldwell, heir of N. Caldwell, some of whose relatives…
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    Dudley Dodge operated a general store in Hampton Falls, N.H. He died there in 1834 at the age of 62. It is assumed that the ledger was continued after his death by his son George H., whose name also appears on the inside cover. The ledger records a…
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    Smith Family resided in Center Harbor, Belknap County, New Hampshire A collection of 3 ledgers from the Smith family of Center Harbor, New Hampshire. Ledger 1 has the name of David B. Smith on the inside cover. There are 310 pages that appear to be employment records of local women in the…
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    Butchers, Hooksett, N.H. The ledger documents the sale of beef, lamb, pork, and other meat products.
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    Mining engineer, a summer resident of Durham, N.H., and benefactor of U.N.H. Copies of Hamilton Smith’s business correspondence. Many of the letters pertain to Smith’s numerous investments, which included mining operations in California, Alaska, South Africa, and South America, and the Central…
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    Dover, N.H. furrier. Broadside listing the range of prices paid by Amos D. Purinton for various furs (fox, beaver, mink, raccoon, and even housecat).
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    Isaac D. Dolby (1811-1904) was a cobbler, of Henniker and Hopkinton, N.H. The account book (1844-1851) was used to record his business income from the Henniker and Hopkinton, N.H area where he plied his trade.
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    William Graham was born in Chester, NH in 1776 and lived there his entire life. He served in various official positions for the town, was a prosperous landholder, and owned both a saw-mill and a grist-mill. Combination diary/account book of William Graham that details his day-to-day labor in mill…
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    The Richardson family ran a set of successful businesses in Dover, New Hampshire. The patriarch of the family, James Richardson was born in Woburn, Massachusetts on July 7, 1779. He married Tammy Tibbets of Dover on December 21, 1808. Augustus and…
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    Edward Fifield was born January 22, 1748 in Kingston NH and died at age 83 on August 19, 1831 in Plainfield NH. He married Dorothy Sleeper circa 1768. He lived in Salisbury NH and then at Meriden. Edward operated a tavern in Plainfield, which son…