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T. H. Carson account books, 1832

Part of T. H. Carson account books

kukm1m62m100 T. H. Carson account books, 1832-1879 62M100 Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 29 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-02T12:09-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard T. H. Carson account books 62M100 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.46 Cubic feet 4 items 1832-1879 The T. H. Carson account books contain the business records of a tailor in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky. They consist of four ledgers. Carson, T. H. Custodial History note Mr. Milward, Mrs. Burton and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lisle, gift, June 20, 1958. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 62M100 : [Identification of item], T. H. Carson account books, 1832-1879, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical/Historical note T. H. Carson was a tailor in North Middletown. It was settled early in the nineteenth century and became part of the city of Paris, Kentucky. Carson was working as a tailor as early as 1832. Scope and Contents note The T. H. Carson account books contain the business records of a tailor in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky. They consist of four ledgers. Three ledgers list names of customers, items of clothing, which he made, dry-good items sold, and prices paid. These three ledgers appear to have been used by Nelson S. Benthall. The fourth volume lists customers followed by a list of numbers which are very likely measurements. The cover appears to be marked E. H. Cardeirs Day Book. Arrangement note The collection is arranged by material type. Benthall, Nelson S. Account Books. Dry-goods--Kentucky Kentucky--History. North Middletown (Ky.)--History Tailors--Kentucky. Ledger 4 1834-1846 Scope and Contents note This ledger contains an index in the beginning with names corresponding to page numbers for individual accounts. The front of the ledger has the name T. H. Carson printed on it. There are pages missing from the back of the ledger. Ledger 1 1838-1879 Scope and Contents note This ledger contains an index in the beginning with names corresponding to page number for individual accounts. Account Book 2 1832-1858 Scope and Contents note The account book is labeled as a Day Book. It contains account records for customers from the North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky. The accounts are for dry goods as well as clothing requests. Tailor's book 3 undated Scope and Contents note This book contains pattern pieces, and lists of measurements from customers. It also contains two unbound pages of account records for dry goods, and an advertisement for G.W. Stolworthy merchant tailor in Paris, Kentucky. The front of the book has the initials E. H. C Day Book. T. H. Carson account books