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Ledger for Sale of Bacon, Lard, and Tobacco, 1825- 1828

Ledger for Sale of Bacon, Lard, and Tobacco, 1825- 1828
MS 00095
1.6 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents
Large 19 x 13.5 inch leather bound ledger that records the sale of mostly bacon and lard, but also includes whiskey, brandy, tobacco, and other items.  Sale account locations include Smithfield, New Kent County, Richmond, Caroline County, Goochland, and Southampton.  There is also account of dealings with merchants in Baltimore, Maryland and Boston, Massachusetts.  Creator of the ledger is not discernable.
Meat industry and trade--United States
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century
New Kent County (Va.)--History--19th century
Northampton County (Va.)--History--19th century
Tobacco--Virginia--History--19th century

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Administrative Information

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchase- MSmith (ebay).
Preferred Citation
Ledger for Sale of Bacon, Lard, and Tobacco, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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