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Collection Historic Northampton Manuscript Collection - 18th Century
Object Number A.A.17.005
Object Name Account Book
Dates of Creation 1786 - 1861
Extent of Description 1 volume
Scope & Content Account Book, 1786-1794 and 1853-1861.

Account Book with 27 pages of individual accounts dating to 1786-1794 and 31 pages created by a different hand dating to 1853-1861.

The earlier section of the account book may have been kept by "J. Clarke" or "I. Clarke" based upon a signed statement on page 8 concerning a record of payments made to Sally Wetherbee. The later section contains an agreement relating to Anne Laura Clarke (1787-1861), the daughter of Joseph Clarke, and two receipts bearing her name inserted into the book. The donor of the account book is believed to be related by marriage to the Clarke family.

The section dating to 1786-1794 records individual accounts for various products including butter, veal, flour, flax, vinegar, pork, rum, brandy, linen cloth, calico, and silk fringe. The accounts also contain entries such as "by weaving pair Silk Gloves," "by 1 days work framing," "killing 3 Hogs," and "by going to Hatfield".
Personal names listed include: Elisha Allen, Louis Baral, Abner Barnard, Julius Barnard, Israel Barnard, Benjamin Bartlett, Simeon Bartlett, Nathaniel Blake, Joseph Bodman of Williamsburg, Samuel Breck, Abigail Burt, Edward Burt, William Butler, Eliphalet Chapin, Seth Clap [Seth Clapp], Ebenezer Clapp, Simeon Clapp, Lt. Asahel Clark, Captain Samuel Clarke, William Collson, Joseph Cook, Josiah Dickenson, Nathaniel Fowle, John Hastings, Sally Hill, Samuel Hill, [James Hulbert], Joseph Hutchens, Ithiel Judd, Samuel King, Titus King, Moses Kingsley, Elisha Lyman, Captain Joseph Lyman, Levi Lyman, Captain Oliver Lyman, Timothy Lyman, Elisha Mather, Elisha Parsons, Israel Parsons, Noah Parsons, Oliver Parsons, Warham Parsons, Eliphalet Phelps, Martin Phelps, Nathaniel Phelps, Asahel Pomeroy, Quartus Pomeroy, Captain Henry Porter, Elijah Scott, Benjamin Sheldon, Dr. Levi Shephard [Levi Shepherd], Charles Starkweather, Samuel Stiles, Benjamin Strong of Westhampton, Daniel Strong, David Turner, Nehemiah Washburne, Stephen Washburne, Sally Wetherbee, Asa White, Samuel Whitman, Shubael Wilder, Solomon Williams, Captain Aaron Wright, John Wyre, and as well as the town of Northampton.

The section dating to 1853-1861 contains personal yearly totaled expenditures for certain years and income received from itemized rental payments. This section includes an agreement made between Isaac Damon, master builder, and Miss Clarke [Anne Laura Clarke] in 1850 to board in Damon's house in exchange for the use of Miss Clarke's house. Personal names referenced in business transactions include Moses Bartlett, J. H. Butler, William Clap [William Clapp], John A. Clark, Luther Clarke, Jonathan Damon, Isaac Damon, Samuel Day, David H. Eells, William Kingsley, Patrick Powers, William Ryan, Henry Shepherd and Henry Strong, as well as the Connecticut River Railroad Company. Certain transactions reference the surnames Holton, Whitcomb, Arnold, Lathrop, Hillman and Sears.
People Clarke, Anne Laura
Clarke, Joseph