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Nathan Osgood Account Book

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Osgood, Nathan, fl. 1787-1788.
Title: Nathan Osgood Account Book
Inclusive Dates: 1787-1788
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Collection contains one ledger recording the purchase of staples from Osgood's General Store located near Hartford, Connecticut.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nothing is know of Nathan Osgood other than the evidence presented in the collection. He is referred to in the account book as "Captain."

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Nathan Osgood Account Book consists of a single account book showing records of purchases of staples (grain and dairy products), dry goods (cloth and china), and animals from Osgood's General Store near Hartford, Connecticut. Much of the handwriting is difficult if not impossible to decipher. The book covers eleven months, from October 1787 to August 1788.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Osgood, Nathan, fl. 1787-1788.


Business enterprises -- Hartford (Conn.)


Hartford (Conn.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Nathan Osgood Account Book
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1968.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: BE
Date: circa 1970
Revision history: 15 Jun 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Financial records
SC 505 Account book Oct 1787-Aug 1788

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