Curtis & Grannis ledger, 1784-1800 (inclusive)

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Content Notes

Ledger maintained by Berlin, Connecticut, merchants Curtis & Grannis, recording sales of commodities from their general store, including cloth, tea, corn, and molasses, for which they received cash and payment-in-kind in the form of farm labor and crops, and other services, such as shoemaking. Emma Buckely and Sarah Savage traded washing and weaving, respectively, for calico and linen. An entry from 1791 records unspecified goods provided to an African American man named Adam, for which he paid cash. There is an index to accounts in the front of the volume.

Biographical Notes

Curtis & Grannis, a mercantile partnership of Giles Curtis and Enos Grannis, was active in Berlin, Connecticut, from the 1780s to 1800. The firm operated a general store and sold commodities like cloth, tea, and molasses.