Edward O. Peck account books
Scope and Contents
Account books (2010-92-0) recording groceries and dry goods sold from Edward O. Peck's store. Book II is a ledger, with names of accounts from 1850 to 1873; Book I is a day book covering the period Sept. 1853 to July 1854. Peck (1822-1879) formed a partnership with Benjamin S. Pendleton, a butcher, in 1849 to sell meat and groceries on West Street in Litchfield, Conn. Sometime after 1851, Pendleton left for California, where he died in 1859. Late in the 1850s, Peck became deputy sheriff in Litchfield, was a U.S. Army captain during the Civil War from 1862 to 1863, again served as deputy sheriff, and later was a deputy warden at prisons in Dannemora, N.Y. and Wethersfield, Conn. Currently stored in 3B Box 82.
- Created: 1850-1873
- Other: Date acquired: 10/03/2011
- Peck, Edward O., 1822-1879 (Person)
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Accruals and Additions
The Ledger was a gift from William L. Warren in 1971 (1971-8-7)
Existence and Location of Originals
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This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Edward O. Peck account books
- Leith Johnson
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