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Johannes Kreis Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1449

These thirteen small notebooks, written primarily in German, contain daily lists of purchases or sales with prices. The three notebooks in English list groceries and dry goods. Some notebooks also include grids with monthly tallies.

Dates

  • 1842-1874

Language of Materials

This material is in German and 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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 box, 13 folders)

Abstract

These thirteen small notebooks, written primarily in German, contain daily lists of purchases or sales with prices. The three notebooks in English list groceries and dry goods. Some notebooks also include grids with monthly tallies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Johannes Kreis was born on August 16, 1820 in Switzerland to Jakob and Dorothea (Wieig) Kreis. He married Anna Elizabeth Kaufmann. The family immigrated to Morgan County, Tennessee in 1846. Johannes Kreis died on January 24, 1892.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these ledgers in February of 1987.

Repository Details

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

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