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Seymour of Montville Account Books

An inventoryof the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 16 Nov 2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of the author of these volumes other than what can be gleaned from the collection. It is unclear why the volumes were given the title "Seymour of Montville." Although the surname "Seymour" does appear, as on one sheet headed "The Estate of Mary Seymour Late of Hartford," and the word "Montville" appears on the inside front cover, there is no clear evidence that these are associate with the author of the volumes. The location is unknown; the town of Hartford is mentioned on several pages but no state, province or country is given.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Seymour of Montville Account Books consists of two volumes documenting various business transactions, including fees for farming activities such as hauling and plowing.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Agriculture -- Finance.
Farm income -- United States.
Farm life -- United States -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Seymour of Montville Account Books,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1968.

Table of Contents

Financial records