Miscellaneous Ledgers Collection
Scope and Contents
The first ledger’s dates range from 1906 to 1918. There is a gap between 1911 and 1915. In these recorded the owner records their financial information during the year. The first few pages of the ledger is an index of everyone that did business with the owner. The owner, based on his financial records was a farmer, who sold his goods to local people and businesses. The owner also includes an inventory of all of his financial purchases.
The second leger looks as though the owner operated a store. His personal and business records seem to be placed all in the same place, organized by month. Looking at these records it seems that the owner owned a candy store, since he spent a great deal of money buying candy from different candy companies. Later on around 1918 the owner began to buy more things from different bottling companies. In the back of the ledger is a financial account for Alpha Beverage Dept. Bottle.
Language of Materials
This collection is made up of two ledgers and two documents found in one of the ledgers. The first ledger the dates range from 1906 to about 1918. The second ledger ranges from 1913 to 1918. The two documents were found in the second ledger. These two ledgers were written by different people.
This collection is .50 cubic feet and fits in one box. The collection overall is in decent shape. The binding on both is starting to wear away making the pages a little loose. The pages themselves are in very good condition. The pages are not yellowed nor town and can be easily read. There is no indication as to who these ledgers belonged to. There is a name on the loose documents found in the second ledger, Meredith Treat, but relation to the owner of the ledger is unknown. There are also many names though out both ledgers that the owners did business with.
- Miscellaneous Ledgers Finding Aid
- Stephanie Davis
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script
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Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US