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Phineas Bradley Ledger


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1953-30-0

Scope and Contents

The Phineas Bradley Ledger (1953-30-0) records business transactions from 1791-1794 for a store he operated in Litchfield, Connecticut. In the front of the ledger there is an index which was added later. The ledger is arranged by customer, with their expenses on one side and forms of payment on the opposite page. Bradley does not itemize items in the ledger, referring to most purchases as “sundries.” The entries are more specific in his day book and correspond to entries in the Ledger. There are two loose pages from a ledger, which accounts for the exchange of “ladies hats” for items purchased from Bradley’s store. Among the clientele listed in the ledger are Uriah Tracy Esq., Tapping Reeve, Jedediah Strong, Dr. Daniel Lyman, Samuel Sheldon, Col. Bezaleel Beebe, Maj. Moses Seymour, Lynde Lord and Oliver Woodruff. Currently housed in 3B Box 20.


  • Created: 1791-1794
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2011


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This item is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Phineas Bradley was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1769.  He was a physician who practiced in Middletown before opening a drug store in Litchfield.  He later moved to Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania and then to Washington, D.C. where he was employed as the Second Assistant Post Master General, serving under his older brother Abraham.  He died in 1845.

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Source of Acquisition

Mrs. James P. Woodruff

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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