Phineas Bradley Ledger, 1791-1794
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Brief Description:

The Phineas Bradley Ledger (1953-30-0) records business transactions from 1791-1794 for a store he operated in Litchfield, Connecticut.  In the front of the ledger there is an index which was added later.  The ledger is arranged by customer, with their expenses on one side and forms of payment on the opposite page.  Bradley does not itemize items in the ledger, referring to most purchases as “sundries.”  The entries are more specific in his day book and correspond to entries in the Ledger.  There are two loose pages from a ledger, which accounts for the exchange of “ladies hats” for items purchased from Bradley’s store.  Among the clientele listed in the ledger are Uriah Tracy Esq., Tapping Reeve, Jedediah Strong, Dr. Daniel Lyman, Samuel Sheldon, Col. Bezaleel Beebe, Maj. Moses Seymour, Lynde Lord and Oliver Woodruff.

Currently housed in 3B Box 20.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/1953-30-0
Created by: Bradley, Phineas (1745-1795)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 07/06/2011.
Access Restrictions: This item is open for research.
Genres/Forms of Material
Account books
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Mrs. James P. Woodruff  Gift
PreferredCitation: Phineas Bradley Ledger (1953-30-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.