John Woodring blacksmith ledger

Abstract

The John Woodring blacksmith ledger (dated 1799-1822, 1852; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of an accounting ledger for the Bardstown, Kentucky, blacksmiths John Woodring and Henry Beckett.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Woodring blacksmith ledger
Creator
Woodring, John Daniel
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Blacksmithing
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2017ms004: [identification of item], John Woodring blacksmith ledger, 1799-1822, 1852, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Daniel Woodring (1770-1849) was a blacksmith in Bardstown, Kentucky, in partnership with Henry Beckett. He married Christena Wolf Woodring (1777-1843) in 1796.
Scope and Content
The John Woodring blacksmith ledger (dated 1799-1822, 1852; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of an accounting ledger for the Bardstown, Kentucky, blacksmiths John Woodring and Henry Beckett. The ledger is organized by customer name and includes information such as the services provided and items purchased. Items purchased includes hose shoes, chains, hooks, sharpening augers, hooping barrels, mending kettles and pans, axle for a windmill, furnace door to a malt kiln, compass plates, knives, and plows. The ledger shows how the account was settled. Many times customers settled their accounts with food such as bacon, barrels of whiskey, and money. Local names mentioned in the ledger include Doctor Burr Harrison, Doctor Walter Brashear, Alexander McCown, Thomas Langley, Joseph Lewis, James Bard (son of Bardstown founder William Bard), Armistead Churchwell, Michael Couchman, Christian Miller, and James Clark. There is substantial marginalia made in 1852 by the granddaughters of Woodring, Lovina and Martina, the daughters of Jack Woodring.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

John Woodring blacksmith ledger, 1799-1822, 1852

  • Box 1, item 1
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