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Nathan Osgood Account Book

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: BE
Date: circa 1970

Biographical History

Nothing is know of Nathan Osgood other than the evidence presented in the collection. He is referred to in the account book as "Captain."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Nathan Osgood Account Book consists of a single account book showing records of purchases of staples (grain and dairy products), dry goods (cloth and china), and animals from Osgood's General Store near Hartford, Connecticut. Much of the handwriting is difficult if not impossible to decipher. The book covers eleven months, from October 1787 to August 1788.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Osgood, Nathan, fl. 1787-1788.


Business enterprises -- Hartford (Conn.)


Hartford (Conn.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Nathan Osgood Account Book
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1968.

Table of Contents

Financial records