Edward O. Peck account books, 1850-1873
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Brief Description:

Account books (2010-92-0) recording groceries and dry goods sold from Edward O. Peck's store. Book II is a ledger, with names of accounts from 1850 to 1873; Book I is a day book covering the period Sept. 1853 to July 1854. Peck (1822-1879) formed a partnership with Benjamin S. Pendleton, a butcher, in 1849 to sell meat and groceries on West Street in Litchfield, Conn. Sometime after 1851, Pendleton left for California, where he died in 1859. Late in the 1850s, Peck became deputy sheriff in Litchfield, was a U.S. Army captain during the Civil War from 1862 to 1863, again served as deputy sheriff, and later was a deputy warden at prisons in Dannemora, N.Y. and Wethersfield, Conn.

Currently stored in 3B Box 82.

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] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Record Series Number: 00/2010-92-0
Created by: Peck, Edward O.
Volume: 2.0 Items
Acquired: 03/22/2010. The Ledger was a gift from William L. Warren in 1971 (1971-8-7)
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield (Conn.)
Merchants - Connecticut - Litchfield
Genres/Forms of Material
Business records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Jacqueline Mosher  Gift
PreferredCitation: Edward O. Peck account books (2010-92-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759