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Timber Sales Account Book

A description of the account book at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 17 Feb 2010

Biographical History

The account book owner was a Constableville, New York resident in the mid-nineteenth century. The owner's primary business appears to have been selling finished timber. He also organized construction projects such as churches and houses.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Timber Sales Account Book contains names of customers, lists of items or services purchased, prices, and dates of payment. Some entries are listed under customer names and some are under general building projects, such as "Baptist Church," "M. E. Church," and "Hotel Converted." Several projects have lists estimating the cost of building materials such as wood, nails, and shingles and estimating the cost of construction work such as carpentry, painting, and masonry. Most entries are short, simply recording sales of timber.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

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


Building -- New York (State) -- Constableville -- History.
Construction industry -- Accounting.
Lumber trade -- Accounting.


Constableville (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.


Architects and builders.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Timber Sales Account Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1969.

Table of Contents

Account Books