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Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1716

This collection consists of four account books dated from 1837 July 25 - 1867 May 24. One account book lists a categorized inventory of items sold and the total monetary amount per category. The three other account books list the name of the purchaser as well as the items sold immediately beneath each name. Adjacent to each listed item is the amount the item sold for and then below, before the next account, is the purchase total. The items which were sold ranged from chickens and silk hats to other common household goods. The phrase “Dandridge Tennessee” appears at the top of three of the account books which seems to indicate that the account books originated from Dandridge, Tennessee. Based upon the handwriting, it appears that at least two of the account books may have been authored by the same individual.

Dates

  • 1837-1867

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of four account books dated from 1837 July 25 - 1867 May 24. One account book lists a categorized inventory of items sold and the total monetary amount per category. The three other account books list the name of the purchaser as well as the items sold immediately beneath each name. The phrase “Dandridge Tennessee” appears at the top of three of the account books which seems to indicate that the account books originated from Dandridge, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dandridge is a small town located in Jefferson County, Tennessee and is the second oldest city in the state. The city was founded circa 1783 as settlers came across the Appalachian Mountains moving west. When the Tennessee Valley Authority began construction (circa 1940) of the Douglas Dam, many farms outside of Dandridge were covered by the waters of the Douglas Lake Reservoir. Thanks to the efforts of a concerned group of citizens who traveled to the Washington D.C. and lobbied for Dandridge to be preserved, the city exists today beside Douglas Lake.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480