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William Whitehead account books, 1843-1846

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Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess


William Whitehead account books




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is available to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

62M11: [identification of item], William Whitehead account books, 1843-1846, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.02 Cubic feet

4 volumes


William Whitehead was a wagon maker, who opened a blacksmith shop in 1845 in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

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.


  • Account books.
  • Kentucky--History--19th century.
  • Jillson, Willard Rouse, 1890-1975
  • Blacksmithing
  • Farm equipment
  • Merchants.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Volume 1, 1843-1846
[Item: 1]
Volume 2, 1845-1846
[Item: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

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.

Volume 3-- Daybook, 1845-1846
[Item: 3]
Volume 4, 1845-1846
[Item: 4]