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Abel E. Powers Ledger

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Powers, Abel E.
Title: Abel E. Powers Ledger
Inclusive Dates: 1845-1850
Quantity: 1 volume (SC)
Abstract: Account book (ledger) of Abel E. Powers, tinsmith, in Eaton (Madison County), New York. Includes estate accounts and settlements.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Abel E. Powers was a tinsmith in the post-township of Eaton in Madison County, New York. His customers included residents of Eaton, Morrisville, and Peterborough.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Abel E. Powers Ledger consists of 75+ pages recording the tinsmith's transactions from 1845 to 1850. Each page is headed with the name of an individual or business followed by a dated and itemized list of transactions and the price paid.

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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


Powers, Abel E.


Businessmen -- New York (State)
Tinsmiths -- United States.


Eaton (N.Y.) -- History.
Madison County (N.Y.) -- History.
Morrisville (N.Y.) -- History.
New York (State) -- History, 1775-1865.
Peterborough (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Ledgers (account books)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Abel E. Powers Ledger,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2007

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 10 Apr 2007
Revision history:

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Business records
SC 189 Ledger 1845-1850

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