Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
William Whitehead account books
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Collection is available to researchers by appointment.
62M11: [identification of item], William Whitehead account books, 1843-1846, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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William Whitehead was a wagon maker, who opened a blacksmith shop in 1845 in Frankfort, Kentucky.
The William Whitehead account books record the sale of farm equipment in the blacksmith shop of William Whitehead in Frankfort, Kentucky. Materials consist of the daily records of payments received for farm implements and machinery. Also included are the accounts of individual customers and receipts of bills to be paid. In Volume 2, Whitehead records the opening of his store in September 1845 and the hiring of Elias Sanders for twenty dollars a month and William Sanders as an apprentice.
Volume 2 contains a note by Whitehead that records the hiring of Elias Sanders for twenty dollars a month and of William Sanders as an apprentice for three years.