Guide to the Van Breed Hart Tompkins County Accounts,
1830-1880

Collection Number: 1974

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
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Compiled by:
B. Byrd, S. Goodman
EAD encoding:
Martin Heggestad, May 2003

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Van Breed Hart Tompkins County accounts, 1830-1880.
Collection Number:
1974
Creator:
Van Breed Hart, 1894-
Quantity:
4 v.
Forms of Material:
Account books.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Blacksmith's accounts of Cortland Wheeler, Dryden, New York; Peruville, New York cheese factory lading accounts; general store accounts of E.B. Hill; and distillery accounts, owner unknown.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Blacksmith's accounts of Cortland Wheeler, Dryden, New York; Peruville, New York cheese factory lading accounts; general store accounts of E.B. Hill; and distillery accounts, owner unknown.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Hart, Van Breed, 1894-
Hill, E. B.
Wheeler, Cortland.

Subjects:
Blacksmithing.
Cheese factories.
Distilleries.
General stores.

Form and Genre Terms:
Accounts.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Van Breed Hart Tompkins County accounts, #1974. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Cortland Wheeler Blacksmith's Account Book, 1848-1854
Box 1
Became property of his wife's nephew, George E. Monroe of Dryden, N.Y. (wife's name: Annette Edgcomb of West Dryden, N.Y.). Apparently later used as a scrapbook, the first 1/3 of the account book contains mounted newspaper clippings of prominent men and women.
Peruville Cheese Factory Lading Account Book, 1869
Box 1
An account book covering the purchase of milk, conversion into cheese, and the sale of that cheese. Name E.E. Ellis inside front cover.
The volume contains several apparently isolated records. There is no indication as to location. The entries are in the following order:
Box 1
4 pp. - E.B. Hill - goods bought from various companies and prices paid. The list of goods seems to indicate that E.B. Hill owned a General Store; dated 1848, New York.
3 pp. - Articles of Agreement between Ezra G. Beach and Eli hakes permitting Hakes to cut and take timber from property belonging to Beach, 1859.
1 page - titled Day Book 1880 indicates establishment of partnership between Wm (?) Jonas, Thomas Mason and George F. Smith as dealers in furniture.
3 pp. - titled Sales Book 1880 - furniture sales.
2 pp. - titled Cash - shows cash receipts and expenses, June and July
Balance of book is blank except for one page towards the back set up as a time sheet.
Cover reads: Merchants Farmers & Mechanics Acc't. Book 1831
Box 1
Title on cover and date do not pertain to contents of the volume (but do serve to identify it); no clearly identifying names or locations given but Tompkins County Court Session Notices pasted in; name Boynton mentioned.
  • Account headings:
  • Distillery
  • Expenses, building, etc.
  • Whiskey Received by (?)
  • Cash lent
  • Cash received
  • Cash paid out
1830-1862.
Entries cover whiskey sold; stock, produce, grain bought; work done; pasturage charges; wood bought; other miscellaneous items.