T. H. Carson account books

Abstract

The T. H. Carson account books contain the business records of a tailor in North Middletown, Bourbon County, Kentucky. They consist of four ledgers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
T. H. Carson account books
Creator
Carson, T. H.
Extent
0.46 Cubic feet
Subjects
Dry-goods--Kentucky
Kentucky--History.
Tailors--Kentucky.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by material type.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
62M100 : [Identification of item], T. H. Carson account books, 1832-1879, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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 Content
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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Ledger, 1834-1846

  • Item 4
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.
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Ledger, 1838-1879

  • Item 1
This ledger contains an index in the beginning with names corresponding to page number for individual accounts.
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Account Book, 1832-1858

  • Item 2
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.
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Tailor's book, undated

  • Item 3
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.
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