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A "day book," or "waster book," is the record of choice for shopkeepers in the 18th century. At the top of the page the date is recorded, and all the transactions are recorded for that day, both debit and credit. The information is, at some later time, transferred to an account book. An account book records the transactions of individuals, usually one page given to each, with the facing page for recording the methods of payment - cash, goods, or labor. Record books like these are invaluable for what they reveal as to what was being sold, who bought it, and how and when it was paid for.


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Ware Store Day Book [Vol. II]

creator   Orlando Ware (1779-1860)
date   1808-1809
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   11.75"
width   7.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Account book
accession #   #L00.020

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Ware Store Day Book [Vol. I]


Account book of Zebulon White & James Strathern

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