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John Thompson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1271
Abstract

This collection consists of a handwritten diary of John Thompson's with entries dated between 1803-1811. Included is a travel account of Thompson's journey by boat from Nashville, Tennessee, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and his return on land via the Natchez Trace. Other entries include recipes, remedies, and miscellaneous tales. Typed notes about his entries accompanies the diary.

Dates: 1803-1811

Ledger Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0463
Abstract

The collection consists of one record book from 1885 with daily entries by an unidentified creator.

Dates: 1885 January 1-May 23

Spence Family Ledger and Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1925
Abstract Collection contains a bound notebook used by the Spence family from 1813-1862. Half of the book is a ledger for Porter & Spence, a Nashville company partly owned by John Spence. The ledger contains receipts, copies of invoices, and a comprehensive inventory of merchandise for the company from 1813-1821. Later, after John passed away, the back portion of the book was used by John's widow, Rebecca, as a diary from 1833-1862. Rebecca wrote poetry and also documented her expenses in a...
Dates: 1813-1862