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William E. Spier Account Book

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 1 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of William Spier beyond what can be gleaned from the collection. He was evidently a cabinet maker and carpenter in the vicinity of Johnstown, New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William E. Spier Account Book consists of a single volume, listing work performed, customer names, expenses, and income. Entries are in roughly, but not strictly, chronological order, and the filled pages are not consecutive. Several laid-in pages contain lists of figures and of work performed.

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


Spier, William E.


Carpenters -- New York (State)
Woodworkers -- New York (State)


Johnstown (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Account books.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William E. Spier Account Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

Table of Contents

Financial papers