Thomas Canfield et al account book
Scope and Contents
The Thomas Canfield et al Account Book (2011-125-0) was used by Thomas Canfield and his son-in-law, David Baldwin, to keep records of accounts. Canfield appears to have worked as a blacksmith. His entries include detailed lists of his children's portions of his estate. Baldwin settled in Litchfield, Connecticut and dealt in meat, eggs, cheese, and grains. One entry of note is from May 14, 1806 which reads: “This day toock Bet Negro from the poor hous and cep hir and child Six weeks and carried hir and child to Goshen to Catoes.” Currently housed in 3B Box 15.
- Created: 1722-1806
- Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2011
- Canfield, Thomas, 1680-1760 (Person)
- Baldwin, David, 1712-1778 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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1 bound volume other_unmapped
Language of Materials
There is an Historical Society label numbered "Ca. 080" which does not correspond to any existing accession books.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
found in collection
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
- Thomas Canfield et al account book
- Benjamin Bradley
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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