J.H. Cunningham & Company ledgers

Abstract

The J.H. Cunningham & Company ledgers (dated 1827-1844; 1 cubic foot; 2 items) consist of two ledgers documenting the operation of the J.H. Cunningham Company, a general merchandise store, in Springfield, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
J.H. Cunningham & Company ledgers
Date
1827-1844 (inclusive)
Extent
1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
General stores -- Kentucky -- Washington County.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2021ms010: [identification of item], J.H. Cunningham & Company ledgers, 1827-1844, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
J.H. Cunningham & Co. was a general store operated in Springfield, Kentucky. From 1831-1832, J.H. Cunningham and Giles Smith operated the store in a partnership. In 1842, the estate of Giles Smith sued J.H. Cunningham for a share in the profits of the firm from this time period. Cunningham alleged that the firm was not profitable during the time Smith was his partner.
Scope and Content
The J.H. Cunningham & Company ledgers (dated 1827-1844; 1 cubic foot; 2 items) consist of two ledgers documenting the operation of the J.H. Cunningham Company, a general merchandise store, in Springfield, Kentucky. The ledgers record accounts by customer and date. The books track goods purchased, debts paid, residence, guardianships, and race. African-American customers are noted with "blk." in parentheses next to the customer name.

Restrictions on Access and Use

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

J.H. Cunningham & Co. ledger, 1827-1830

  • Item 1
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J.H. Cunningham & Co. ledger, 1839-1844

  • Item 2
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