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George M. Uttinger account books, 1859-1886

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Finding aid prepared by Eli Riveire


George M. Uttinger account books




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged chronologically.

Location note

Housed with multiple collections.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

46M156: [identification of item], George M. Uttinger account books, 1859-1886, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.18 Cubic feet

1 box


George M. Uttinger was a carpenter and builder in Lexington, Kentucky, operating his own business from a shop on Third Street.

Uttinger was born circa 1833 in Kentucky, and was buried September 11, 1902, in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky. He and his wife Nancy Ellen had at least seven children, one of whom (John, born 1866) scribbled his name and other writings and drawings (including the year 1880) in one of his father's account books.

Sam Reynolds to Thomas T Jessamine co KY, George M. Uttinger. RootsWeb,, 2011. Web. 29 Aug 2011.

Scope and Content

These account books belonged to George M. Uttinger, ranging from 1859-1864, with some instances and entries from 1871, 1880, 1882, and 1886. Uttinger used these books to keep track of the finances for his carpentry business. In the table of contents the names of customers are listed in alphabetical order along with a page number. The books contain notes about what kinds of services Uttinger performed or parts and products bought, along with a running ledger of the finances involved with that particular customer. Additionally, they include mathematical calculations, simple drawings, and sketches of building plans. The first account book primarily uses the business name Hulett & Uttinger, or Hulett and Co., referring to Uttinger's business partner prior to 1860, David Hulett. Uttinger's son, John Uttinger used much of the empty space in the first book for writing and recordkeeping practice.


  • Account Books.
  • Financial statements.
  • Lexington (Ky.)--Commerce.
  • Bills of sale.
  • Business records--Kentucky--Fayette County.
  • Business records--Kentucky--Lexington.
  • Carpenters.

User Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Account book, 1859-1860, 1880, 1886
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Contents range from 1859-1860, with additional recorded entries from 1880 and 1886.

Account book, 1861-1862, 1871
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Contents range from 1861-1862, with additional recorded entries from 1871 and 1882.

Account book, 1863-1864
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Account book, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]