Ledgers (account books)
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
A.D. 46 pages. Autograph document, leatherbound ledger. Account book kept by Fanny Bassett Washington from the death of her husband George Augustine Washington until her marriage to Tobias Lear. Household, financial accounts.
Account of Col. John Augustine Washington with the London agent Messer's deDrusina, Ridder, and Clerk. The account ledger includes items such as tools, shoes, clothing, dishes, cutlery, sewing . 1 sheet, 4 pages of implements, nails, snuff boxes, sugar, fabric, spectacles, and Hyson tea. Autograph document signed, 4 pages.
Day by day account in G.W.'s hand, of amt. and price of each item of food bought during the period--for month of June, no day by day account is included, but a total of each thing for 30 days of June.
This ledger includes a list of slaves at the Mount Vernon Plantations, clothing alloted to them each year, inventory of cattle, Nov. 15, 1785, accounts with the several plantations, accounts with shoemakers, overseers, and bricklayers. With other Accounts (including ones from George Augustine and Lawrence A. Washington, Tobias Lear, John and H. Fairfax, and Anthony Whiting).
Includes "List of Negroes" and Mount Vernon farming and maintenance details. Loose note at the front reads "Extracts from the diary of my father" with notes on this diary and previous ones.
This collection of historic manuscripts dates from 1607-1933, with the bulk of materials dating from 1738-1868. The correspondence, journals and diaries, legal and financial records, estate documents, and printed ephemera in the collection primarily relate to the Washington and Custis families, the Revolutionary War, and society life in antebellum Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Portions of this collection have been digitized, as noted in the item-level descriptions.
Autograph ledger dating 1776-1795 with miscellaneous information including purchases, loan certificates and numbers, list of clothing distributed to enslaved persons, and payments made to Jacob Young in 1795. Bound in marble paper and held together with straight pins, 32 pages. Several pages missing.
Bound book of unused lottery tickets repurposed as a ledger. Includes entries for the Fredericksburg estate for January 1781 and January-December 1782. Total of 188 pages. Account information written on pages 1-42 and page 188, remaining pages contain no written information.
In the handwriting of Tobias Lear (1762-1816), Washington's private secretary, and James Anderson, Mount Vernon's farm and subsequent distillery manager from 1797 to the time of Washington's death in 1799. Washington endorsed the ledger twice and approved accounts for fisheries, whiskey, shad, and herring.
The ledger of William Carlin, who was a tailor in Alexandria who made clothes for George Washington and other staff members at Mount Vernon.