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Anonymous account book


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1912-28-0

Scope and Contents

Anonymous account book (1912-28-0) contains financial records for the years 1848 and 1879. The entries are likely from a dry goods store. Transaction entries include an individual's name, the items purchased, and the amount paid. The entries for 1848 are noted as taking place in Lyons, while the 1879 entries are listed as taking place in New Milford. The bulk of the book is made up of earlier transactions, with only one page listing entries for the year 1879. Many of the goods found listed in the account book are calico, flannel, and other fabrics, as well as other dry goods such as coffee, sugar, and various spices.


  • Created: 1848 & 1879
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1911

Conditions Governing Access

The collection 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.


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Source of Acquisition

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Van Laer

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Anonymous account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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