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Collection Historic Northampton Manuscript Collection - 18th Century
Object Number A.A.17.001
Object Name Book, Account
Dates of Creation 1727 - 1735
Extent of Description 1 volume (24 remaining pages) ; 16.2 cm H x 10 cm W
Scope & Content Account Book, 1727-1735.

Account book possibly belonging to John Cowls of Amherst, Massachusetts. Cowls appears to have been a tanner or dealer in hides. An associated note states that Cowls died in 1735.

Twenty-four pages listing debts owed from various individuals for goods or services with amounts paid for settlement of debts. Entries include "detor to me for sawing / three days work" and "drying of two skins" and "dresing of lethar". Goods include "Detor to me for two bushels of Indian corn" and "Detor to me for flax".

Personal names listed include:
Samuel Billings, John Smith, Ebenezer Morton, John Craft, Jonathan Morton, Ebenezer Kellogg, Obediah Dickinson, Ebenezer Warner, John Wells, Joseph Wells, John Ingrom, possibly Timothy Cole, Nathaniel Church, Sammuuel Haly, Steven Smith, John Marsh, Jonathan Dickison, Ebenezer Dickinson, Richard Chanzy, Samuel Boltwood, Sammuwell Fier, John Morton, Sammuwell Smith of Sunderland, Samuel Partdridg, Nathaniel Church, Samuel Warner.

Associated note:
"1727-1735 / John Cowls / Amherst Mass. / Dealer in hides / sold steel traps / [sold] Indian Corn / Dressed Animals / for Skins / Died 1735".

An associated card states that the donor of the account book acquired it from "the Moses Cowl's estate, (Amherst, Mass.)".