Guide to the Fifield Family Ledgers, 1805-1889
Collection number: MC 50
Size: 2 boxes
About the Fifield Family
Edward Fifield was born January 22, 1748 in Kingston NH and died at age 83 on August 19, 1831 in Plainfield NH. He married Dorothy Sleeper circa 1768 and they lived in Salisbury NH where they had twelve children. They later moved to Meriden, where Edward built a large frame house about half a mile from Kimball Union Academy. He served with his brothers in the Revolutionary War and in later life operated a tavern in Plainfield, N.H., which son Perley (born ca. 1793) was operating in 1847.
About the Fifield Family Ledgers
The collection consists of eleven ledgers of various dimensions. There are approximately 1200 pages detailing a variety of business transactions.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], Fifield Family Ledgers, 1805-1889, MC 50, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchase, Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, ME, January 16, 2001 (Accession number: 2001.4)
|Box 1, Folder 1||Ledger, 1805-1816: Postmaster, general stores & tavern, inn, ciderhouse, sawmill; 280 pages|
|Box 1, Folder 2||Ledger, 1844-1856: Horse and wagon records, oxen; 100 pages|
|Box 1, Folder 3||Ledger, 1848-1881: Farming records – weights of hay, manure, seedcorn, ploughing gardens, blacksmithing; 130 pages|
|Box 1, Folder 4||Ledger, 1847-1849: General store accounts; 197 pages|
|Box 2, Envelope 1||December 1837: Six-page notebook headed “Memorandum,” either an inventory of items in stock or to be obtained|
|Box 2, Envelope 2||Ledger, 1843: 3×5 marbled cover, general store accounts; 56 pages|
|Box 2, Envelope 3||Notebook ledger, 1845: 3×5″ general store accounts; 120 pages|
|Box 2, Folder 4||Notebook ledger, 1846: 3×5″ general store accounts; 120 pages|
|Box 2, Folder 5||Ledger, 1847-1849: Postage book; 150 pages|
|Box 2, Folder 6||Ledger, 1848-1863 (mostly 1861): Farming records – driving yearlings, pigs, barrels of cider, drawing dung, sapping, sawing shingles, shearing, splitting wood, and other general stores accounts; 3×5, 120 page ledger|
|Box 2, Folder 7||Notebook ledger, 1867-1889: General store accounts; 100 pages|