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New Harmony Series XII – Bound Volumes of Business Records

 

The following information is based on notes written by Josephine M. Elliott in 1979.

            In 1950, Arthur Bestor, catalogued series XII, Bound Volumes of Business Records.  It consisted of 18 volumes with entries commencing before 1850.  Another 10, in which the entries include the 1860’s, were numbered but not catalogued.  At a later date, vol. 25, Dr. Murphy’s account book for 1864-1889, was removed from this series and placed with his other papers.  A number of volumes that had not been included before were fitted into the chronological period and closed up some of the gaps.  Included are 9 ledgers presented by the William M. Ford family.

     One unidentified account book covering the years, 1819-1830, warrants special mention.  The book seems to have been used by several different owners.  The years 1819, 1820, and 1821 (at the tops of the pages) are written by a hand unlike the later entries.  The larger portion of the ledger is concerned with entries for work in and products of the Tobacco Factory and the persons who purchased the snuff, twists, and “segars”.  Names appear that are known to have been in New Harmony during the formal Owen Community period and the several years after.  There are several different handwritings scattered throughout the book, and varying bookkeeping systems.  One is tempted to assign at least portions of this ledger to the formal Owen Community period because of names listed, procedures, and terms used. 

It has been placed with the Owen Community journals.  

            In 2008, the remaining bound business records held by the WMI were catalogued into the collection.  Volumes were fitted into the original collection in chronological order.

 

New Harmony Series XII

 

XII.v.1                        1829 ca. July 30 to 1832 ca. July 21   [Unidentified Merchant]. Ledger.  32×20 cm.  261 p.

 

XII.v.2                        1830 Jan.1 to 1832 Jan.1                    [Unidentified Merchant]. Ledger.  40×16 cm.  107 p.

 

XII.v.3                        1831 ca. Nov. 9 to 1837 ca. Dec. 2    James Lowry and N. G. Nettelton. [Later N. G. Nettelton, alone].  Petty Account Book.  30×19 cm.  142 p.

 

XII.v.4                        1832 Aug.8 to 1839 Mar. 18              James Lowry and N. G. Nettelton. [Later N. G. Nettelton, alone].  Letter Book.  30×20 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.5                        1832 Aug. 23 to 1833 May 3              [Unidentified Merchant]. Ledger.  32×19 cm.  448 p.

 

XII.v.6                        1836-1840                                           N. G. Nettelton.  Invoice Book.  30×19 cm.  65 p. [unpaged index].

 

XII.v.7                        1837 July 7 to 1838 Oct. 22               N. G. Nettelton. Ledger 3.  50×20 cm.  536 p.

 

XII.v.8                        1838 Oct. 22 to 1839 Nov. 9              [Unidentified Merchant]. Possibly W.E. Stewart]. Ledger.  37×15 cm.  App. 480 p.

                        Gift of Fred Lichtenberger, 4 Dec. 1936, owner of the business which is the direct successor of that to which these accounts belong.

                        Three business ledgers, presented by Fred Lichtenberger, Dec. 4, 1936.  Mr. Fred Lichtenberger has placed in the care of the Working Men’s Institute library some three voluminous business ledgers, the earliest dating back to the year 1838, evidently not the year of its organization, but still a continuation of the old dry-goods organization of which Mr. Homer Lichtenberger was the active lineal owner and of which his son, Fred, was the legal disposer.  Having no records of older data, we must conclude the original business has been handed down for at least one hundred years, probably more, until this 1936 disposal. N.C.F. (Nora Fretageot, librarian)

 

XII.v.9                        1838-1847                                           [Samuel Humphrey & Co.].  Ledger.  32×18 cm.  215 p.

 

XII.v.10                      1839 Aug. 25                          W. E. Stewart.  Inventory of merchandise bought of Wm. J. Lowry, attorney in fact of Nelson G. Nettelton.  Gift of

Fred Lichtenberger.  36×24 cm.  61 p.

 

XII.v11           1839 May 5 to 1846 Jan. 29              Sampson & Fauntleroy. Ledger.  42×28 cm.  525 p.

 

XII.v.12          1839 July 8 to 1849 Mar. 26               N. G. Nettleton. Letter book.  31×19 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.13          1839 Sept. 27 to 1842 Aug. 9             Unidentified merchant.  Ledger.  38×16 cm.  75 p.

 

XII.v.14          1839 Sept. 5 to 1843 July 10              N. G. Nettelton. Ledger.  48×20 cm.  474 p.

 

XII.v.15          1841 July 8 to 1844 July 16                [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger A.  Gift of Fred Lichtenberger.  50×20 cm.  353 p.

 

XII.v.16          1841 May 4 to 1860 Aug. 13              Stewart, William E. and Robert E.  Account Book.  Donated by Nan Ford.  Business accounts of person or persons engaged in lending money, and/or acting as attorneys in lawsuits involving money.  39×16 cm.  15 p.

 

XII.v.17          1842 Oct. to 1860 March 24               N. G. Nettelton. Description of lands and town lots owned by N. G. Nettleton.  32×20 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.18          1844 April 26 to 1848 Mar.4              [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger. Gift of Fred Lichtenberger.  36×25 cm.  294 p.

 

XII.v.19          1844 Jan.1 to 1856 April 13               Charles H. White. Ledger.  Laid in is “List of retail prices of articles sold by Chas. H. White.  1v. and 3 loose sheets of accounts and lists.  Gift of Charles C. Deam, Sept. 1921.  30×19 cm.  95 p.

 

XII.v.20          1844 Oct. 14 to 1848 Dec. 5              Samuel Bolton. Ledger.  40×16 cm. 58 p.

 

XIIv.21           1846 April 29 to 1853 April 26          N. G. Nettelton & Co. Ledger.  Includes index.  43×28 cm.  570 p.

 

XII.v.22          1848-1849                                           Nettelton & Co. Ledger.  Donated by Nan Ford.  32×22 cm. 399 p.

 

XII.v.23          1848 Aug. 12 to 1860 Mar. 9             Sampson & Wilmoth. [Later

Sampson alone].  Ledger.  32×20 cm.  269 p.

 

XII.v.24          1849 Dec. 3 to 1850 June 24              N. G. Nettelton. Ledger.  Donated by Nan Ford.  40×17 cm.  414 p.

 

XII.v.25          1851 Feb.22 to 1851 Sept. 26             [N. G. Nettelton?]. Ledger.  40×17 cm.  414 p.

 

XII.v.26          1852 Oct. 2 to 1853 April 9                [N. G. Nettelton?]. Ledger.  30×18 cm.  481 p.

 

XII.v.27          1852 to 1859                                       [Bush Gardiner, Blairsville?].  Ledger.  35×20 cm.  392 p.

 

XII.v.28          1854 Mar. 5 to 1865 June 18              Mitchell. [Dr. E. V and/or V.C.]. 

Estate papers, Account book, Inventory, Bill of sale.  30×18 cm.  55 p.

 

XII.v.29          1855-1880                                           [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  35×21 cm.  456 p.

 

XII.v.30          1856 Mar. 15 to 1856 Oct. 24                        N & B [Nettelton]. Ledger with index separate.  40×18 cm.  560 p.

 

XII.v.31          1856 Jan.1 to 1861 Dec. 2                  S[ampson] J[ames]. Ledger with separate index.  38×25 cm.  560 p.

 

XII.v.32          1856 Jan. 3 to 1862 Jan. 2                  [Sampson, James?].     Ledger.  38×25 cm.  559 p.

 

XII.v.33          1856-1857                                           A. E. Fretageot.  Ledger.  35×20 cm.  575 p.

 

XII.v.34          1857-1858                                           A. E. Fretageot.  Ledger.  48×20 cm.  635 p.

 

XII.v.34.5       1857-1860                                           Unidentified merchant. Ledger.

43×28 cm.  692 p.

 

XII.v.34.7       1857-1866                                           Unidentified merchant. Ledger.  32×21 cm.  390 p.

 

XII.v.35          1858 Dec. to 1860 July 28                  [Sampson, James and Fretageot,

A.E.]. Ledger. Separate index in bad condition.  42×22 cm.  700 p.

 

XII.v.36          1858-1865                                           A.E. Fretageot.  Ledger.  48×20 cm.  635 p.

 

XII.v.37          1859 Feb.10 to 1862 April 4               David Randolph & Sons. Index.  38×16 cm.  95 p.

 

XII.v.37.5       1859-1867                                           N. G. Nettelton.  Letter book.  33×21 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.38          1860 July 28 to 1863 Aug. 15                        [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger.  40×22 cm.  797 p.

 

XII.v.39          1860 Dec. 7 to 1862 May 5                [Nettelton?]. Ledger.  44×22 cm.

 

XIIv.40           1862-1867                                           Nettelton and Co. Ledger.  Donated by Nan Ford.  44×22 cm.  702 p.

 

XII.v.41          1863 Mar. 1 to 1871 Mar. 20              Fretageot and Son. Ledger, Account book and Letter book.  40×25 cm.  461 p. Unattached index also included.

 

XII.v.42          1863 Mar. 2 to 1865 Nov. 30             A. E. Fretageot & Son.  Ledger.  40×18 cm.  437 p.

 

XII.v.42.5       1864-1871                                           Unidentified merchant. Ledger.  34×20 cm.  261 p.

 

XII.v.43          1864-1878                                           Crispus Schnee. Ledger. 34×21 cm.  320 p.

 

XII.v.44          1864-1889                                           Dr. Edward Murphy.  Account book.  Removed from this collection and placed with the Murphy papers. 

 

XII.v.45          1864 April 4 to 1865 Mar. 4               [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  38×16 cm.  504 p.

 

XII.v.46          1864 April to 1873                              Ford Fitton & Co.  Petit Ledger.  32×20 cm.  196 p.

 

XII.v.47          1864-1867                                           Fretageot and Son.  Account book.  40×25 cm.  608 p.

 

XII.v.48          1865-1869                                           Fretageot Son and Thrall.  Inventory book and Account book.  40×25 cm.  181 p.

 

XII.v.49          1865-1866                                           [N. G. Nettleton?]. Ledger.  41×16 cm.  576 p.

 

XII.v.50          1865-1866                                           [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  270 p.

 

XII.v.50.5                   1895-1889                               Various merchants and uses.  Ledger.  Includes information on the estate of Robert Henry Fauntleroy and expenses of several members of the Owen family both personal and business.  32×20 cm.  Unpaged. 

 

XII.v.51          1866 to 1868                                       Nettelton Ford.  Pork Book for season of 1866-1867 and 1867-1868.  30×18 cm.  104 p.

 

XII.v.52          1866 Mar. 3 to 1867 June 1                [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  40×18 cm.  527 p.

 

XII.v.53          1866-1867                                           Fretageot Son and Thrall. Ledger.  42×48 cm.  720 p.

 

XII.v.54          1867 Oct. 22 to 1868 Feb. 24             [Nettelton Ford ?] Wheat and Corn Book.  32×20 cm.  Pagination varies.

 

XII.v.54.4       1867                                                    Unidentified merchant. Ledger.  30×18 cm.  37 p.

 

XII.v.55          1867-1908                                           [Robson, Richard]. [Blacksmith shop ledger].  32×20 cm.  272 p.

 

XII.v.56          1868-1869                                           [Unidentified merchant]. Pork book for 1868-1869.  32×20 cm.  Pagination varies.

 

XII.v.56.5       1870-1876                                           Ford, Fitton & Co.  Bills of lading.  28×22 cm.

 

XII.v.57          1868-1871                                           Fretageot Son & Thrall. Ledger.  45×32 cm.  638 p.

 

XII.58             ca.1868-1872                                      F. S. & T.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  800 p.

 

XII.v.59          1868 Feb. 21 to 1873 Dec. 17                        Ford Fitten & Co.  Shipping book.  32×20 cm.  189 p.

 

XII.v.60          1871 Mar. 25 to 1874 Dec. 7              A. H. Fretageot and Son.  Letter book.  30×19 cm.  138 p.

 

XII.v.61          1871 July 7 to 1873 Jan. 8                  A. H. Fretageot and Son.  Ledger.  40×27 cm.  580 p.

 

XII.v.62          1872-1874                                           Fretageot and Son.  Ledger book.  40×28 cm.  480 p.

 

XII.v.63          1873 January 9 to 1874 July 31          Fretageot and Son.  Ledger book.  40x 25 cm.  599 p.

 

XII.v.64          1873-1876                                           Fretageot and Son.  Ledger book.  40×28 cm.  466 p.

 

XII.v.65          1874-1875                                           A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger Book.  40×28 cm.  713 p.

 

XII.v.66          1875 May 6 to 1878 Mar. 21              New Harmony Telegraph Office.  Register book.  30×20 cm.  181 p.

 

XIIv.67           1875                                                    A.H. F[retageot] and Co.  Account book.  40×30 cm.  790 p.

 

XIIv.68           1876-1877                                           A. H. Fretageot and Co.  Ledger.  40x25cm.  486 p.

 

XII.v.68.5       1876-1879                                           Harmony Township Library.  Borrowers Register.  32X21 cm.  144 p.

 

XII.v.69          1877 Nov. 24 to 1878 June 6.             [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger. 35×20 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.70          1877                                                    [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger. 40×18 cm.  775 p.

 

XII.v.71          1877                                                    A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×18 cm.

 

XII.v.72          1877-1878                                           A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×18 cm.  800 p.

 

XII.v.73          1878                                                    [Unidentified merchant].  28×10 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.74          1878                                                    A. H. Fretageot and Co.  40×27 cm.  610 p.

 

XII.v.75          ca.1878-1880                                      S. B. H. and Co.  Ledger.  40×28 cm. 640 p.

 

XII.v.76          1879 Sept. 16 to 1880 July 17.           [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger. 40×18 cm.  556 p.

 

XII.v.77          1879 Nov. 25 to 1883 July 4              New Harmony Banking Co. 

Account book.  30×20 cm.  108 p.

 

XII.v.78          1879-1885                                           A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  432 p.

 

XII.v.79          1880                                                    [Unidentified merchant].  Wheat book. 30×14 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.80          1880 Nov. to 1881 Nov.                     [A. E. Fretageot?]  Wheat book.  32×15 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.81          1880 Aug. 25 to 1881 June 7.             A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  38×16 cm.  597 p.

 

XII.v.82          1880                                                    A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger  40×28 cm.  789 p.

 

XII.v.83          1881                                                    A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  576 p.

 

XIIv.84           1881                                                    A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger. 40×28 cm.  610 p.

 

XII.v.85          1882-1883                                           A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  774 p.

 

XII.v.86          1883                                                    A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  608 p.

 

XII.v.87          1883-1884                                           [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  40×16 cm.  300 p.

 

XII.v.88          1883 Sept. 10 to 1895                         [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  42×19 cm.  635 p.

 

XII.v.89          1883-1894                                           Ford Bros. Ledger A.  Donated by Nan Ford.  40×30 cm.  787 p.

 

XII.v.90          1883-1894                                           Ford & Corbin.  Ledger B.

41×29 cm.  [1-160], [353-409], [515-644] p. 

 

XIIv.91           1884-1886                                           A. H. Fretageot and Co. Ledger.  40×28 cm.  800 p.

 

XII.v.92          1884 Oct. 29 to 1888 Nov. 11                        [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  42×18 cm.  644 p.

 

XIIv.93           1885-1896                                           A. E. Fretageot and Co.  Cash book.  40×25 cm.  495 p.

 

XIIv.94           1885                                                    [Unidentified merchant].  Wheat book. 28×13 cm.  No pagination.

 

XIIv.95           1886 to 87                                           A. H. F[retageot].  Ledger.  38×16 cm.  770 p.

 

XII.v.96          1886-1888                                           A. H. Fretagoet.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  800 p.

 

XII.v97           1887                                                    A. H. Fretageot. Ledger.  40×28 cm.  637 p.

 

XII.v.98          1887 Nov. 1 to 1889 Feb. 21              [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger

40×20 cm.  479 p.

 

XII.v.99          1887-1888                                           [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger.  Donated by Nan Ford.  29×10 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.100        1889-1893                                           A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×28 cm.  800 p.

 

XII.v.101        1889                                                    [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  40×15 cm.  468 p.

 

XIIv.102         1889                                                    [Unidentified merchant.] Wheat book.  28×13 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.103        1890 Oct. 20 to  1891 Oct. 31                        A. H. Fretageot.  Ledger.  40×15 cm.  500 p.

 

XII.v.104        ca.1890                                                A.H. Fretageot.  Ledger, etc.  Used for a variety of things including ledger and insurance book.  40×28 cm.  Paging varies.

 

XII.v.105        1892 Sept. 19 to 1892 Dec. 28           [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  40×16 cm.  300 p.

 

XIIv.106         1894-1895                                           [Unidentified merchant].  Coal book.

32×33 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.107        1895                                                    [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger.  35x22cm.  224 p.

 

XII.v.108        1896                                                    [Unidentified merchant]. Ledger. 30×16.  30×15 cm.           

 

XII.v.109        1897 Mar. 10 to 1897 Oct. 2              Ford Bros. & Lichtenberger. Ledger.  30×15 cm.  200 p.

 

XII.v.109.5     ca.1903                                                Axton & Hofreiter.  Day book.  22×8 cm.  Unpaged.

 

XII.v.110        1904 Mar. 1 to 1911 July 26               [Martin Golden?]. Ledger.  32×25 cm.  400 p.

 

XII.v.110.5     1913-1914                                           Sibly and Webb. Barbers.  Day Book.  22×8 cm.  Unpaged.

 

XII.v. 111       1915 July 26 to 1915 Aug. 13 1915   Ford Milling Company. Inventory.  30×14 cm.  233 p.

 

XII.v.112        1915 July 19 to 1920 Aug. 24                        Corbin Milling Co.  Ledger.  38×22 cm.  283 p.

 

XII.v.113        ca.1918-1919                                      [Unidentified merchant].  Ledger.  30×20 cm.  264 p.

 

XII.v.114        [No date]                                             [Unidentified merchant].  Index to Ledger E.  38×26 cm.  No pagination. 

 

XII.v.115        [No date]                                             A. E. Fretageot Co.  Index to Ledger 6.  38×26 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.116        [No date]                                             [Unidentified merchant].  Index.  40×22 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.117        [No date]                                             [Unidentified merchant].  Index.  40×26 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.118        [No date]                                             [Unidentified merchant].  Index  39×27 cm.  No pagination.           

 

XII.v.119        [No date]                                             A. H. Fretageot.  Index to ledger 4.  40×26 cm.       

 

XII.v120         [used at various times]                        A. H. Fretageot. Index.  40×26.  No pagination.  Also used as a letter book and an insurance book

 

XII.v.121        [no date]                                              N. G. Nettelton and Ford. Index.  32×22 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.122        [no date]                                              [Unidentified merchant]. Index to Ledger B.  37×24 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.122.5     1922                                                    Ford Milling Co. Scale book.  30×13 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.123        1922-1927                                           Stephen’s Wheat for Ford Milling Co.  Scale book .  27×15 cm.  No pagination.

 

XIIv.124         1924-1926                                           Ford Milling Co. Wheat Book.  27×21 cm.  300 p.

 

XIIv.125         1925                                                    Ford Milling Co. Inventory.  30×13 cm.  195 p.

 

XII.v.126        1926-1929                                           Ford Milling Co. Wheat book.  27×21 cm.  300 p.

 

XII.v.126.5     1926-1933                                           [Unidentified Merchant, possibly A.E. Fretageot].  Day book.  35×23 cm.

XII.v.127        1929                                                    [Ford Milling Co.?]  Scale book.  26×15 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.128        1930-31                                               Fuhrer Ford Milling Co.  Scale book.  26×15 cm.  No pagination

 

XII.v.128.1     ca.1930                                                Fuhrer Ford Milling Co.  Bank Book.21×8 cm.

 

XII.v.128.5     1936-1952                                           Leslie Wardlman, Barber. Accounts. 8 books.

 

XII.v.129        1879-1880                                           Mt. Vernon and New Harmony Telegraph Line.  44×29 cm.  No pagination.

 

XII.v.130        ca.1990                                                New Harmony Today/Tomorrow.  Bylaws and records.  1 box.

XII v.131        undated                                               Unknown merchant.  Three indexes.  35×20 cm.  Unpaginated.

XII v.132        1864                                                    Unknown merchant.  Ledger.  32 cm.  320 p.