Elizabeth Gold Collection Edit


Mss. Coll. Gold


  • 1832-1940 (Creation)


  • 1 linear feet (Whole)



  • Abstract

    This collection includes ledger books, a bar book, and a single entry bookkeeping ledger, dating from 1832 to 1882, and also from 1931 to 1940. All of the ledgers were presumably kept by the Albert family of Pennsylvania.

  • Language of Materials

    The records are in English

  • Scope and Content

    A ledger book assumed to have been kept by George Albert from 1832 to 1868 records purchases and number of days worked for credit on accounts, while George Albert's Bar Book No. 5 records purchases of alcohol, tobacco and food from 1832 to 1851. Edna Albert begins the ledger anew in 1932, recording her purchases until 1940. Another ledger book records purchases of food and number of days worked for credit on accounts from 1841 to 1859, also presumably attributed to George Albert. Franklin Albert's single entry bookkeeping ledger records transactions made in 1847 and 1848. Ledger books kept from 1859 to 1872 and from 1876 to 1882 record purchases and sawing of lumber, purchases of food and other household items, together with chores used as credit toward accounts. These books also are presumably attributed to the Albert family. The final ledger book in the collection first covers expenses and credits from 1860 to 1878, then provides details of Edna Albert's personal and farm-related expenses from 1931 to 1937. A letter inside the book reveals that she lived in York Springs, Pennsylvania.

  • Statement of Arrangement

    Series I: Manuscript Ledgers

  • Related Material

    Miscellanea Collection

  • Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries.

  • Restrictions on Use

    Reproduction of materials in the collection is subject to the restrictions of copyright law. To use any materials not yet in the public domain, the researcher must obtain permission from the copyright holder.

  • Preferred Citation

    Elizabeth Gold Collection, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries

  • Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by Elizabeth A. Gold of Southampton, Pennsylvania in January 1984.