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Abel E. Powers Ledger

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 10 Apr 2007

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.

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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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)



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

Table of Contents

Business records