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Richard Pell Hunt Ledger

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 1 Aug 2017

Biographical History

Richard Pell Hunt (1797-1856) was a wealthy farmer, businessman, and Quaker in Waterloo, Seneca County, New York. He owned several farms, a dry-goods store, and was director of the Seneca County Bank. At his death in 1856 he was worth an estimated $100,000.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Richard Pell Hunt Ledger consists of one volume, a ledger dealing with cooperage, grist mill, woodwork, and other business enterprises. The ledger spans the years 1828-1832.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single volume.


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.

Subject Headings


Hunt, Richard Pell.


Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- 19th century.
Farmers -- New York (State)
Quakers -- New York (State)


Waterloo (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Financial records.
Ledgers (account books)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Richard Pell Hunt Ledger,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

Table of Contents

Financial records