University of Delaware Library

Anderson, John.

John Anderson account book

1891-1940

(bulk dates 1891-1898)


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 096, Item 80


Creator: Anderson, John.


Title: John Anderson account book


Inclusive Dates: 1891-1940


Bulk Dates: 1891-1898


Extent: 1 v. ; 37 cm.


Abstract: Includes one account book belonging to Newark, Delaware, resident John Anderson, documenting bank notes due, sales of cows, pigs, sheep, and other crops, and lists of expenses and goods purchased.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 096, Item 80, John Anderson account book, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 80: Shelved in SPEC MSS 096

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Unknown.

Processing

Processed by Theresa Hessey, March 2005. Encoded by Lora J. Davis, August 2011.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Historical Note

Very little is known about John Anderson of Newark, Delaware. It appears that he sold or traded farm goods, including pigs, cows, and sheep to local residents from 1891 until 1921. It is possible that he was partners in a firm named Anderson and Finley for a brief time around 1896. He rented property at 57 Chapel Street from Charles Krapf and maintained accounts for several family members including aunts and uncles.

Sources:

Information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

Includes one account book belonging to Newark, Delaware, resident John Anderson, documenting bank notes due, sales of cows, pigs, sheep, and other crops, and lists of expenses and goods purchased. Account holders include numerous family members and occasionally local residents such as members of the Strahorn family.

Laid into the account book is a notice of taxes due to the city of Newark for the year 1914 with S.B. Herdman listed as tax collector, a receipt from Dr. Walt H. Steel in 1917 for services provided, and receipts for payment of rent to Charles Krapf. Also laid in are blank checks from the Farmers Bank of Newark dated for the 1920s, correspondence with family members, and a building permit and a building supply list both for a home to be constructed by Mrs. B.M. Gravell of Elkton, Maryland. These loose items have been removed to a separate folder housed with the account book.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Anderson, John.
Corporate Names
Anderson and Finley.
Topical Terms
Account books--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century--Sources.
Finance, Personal--Delaware--Newark--History--19th century--Sources.
Geographic Names
Newark (Del.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Account books.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 096 Account Books and Ledgers collection.


Detailed Contents List

Account book, 1891-1940   [Item 80]

37 cm.