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Descriptive Summary

Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Andersone’s Account Ledger, 1841-1844



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Andersone's
Title: Andersone’s Account Ledger
Dates: 1841-1844
Abstract: Andersone’s was a prosperous New Orleans merchant house in the 1840s that sold liquors, books, fruits, furniture, musical instruments, and other assorted goods. The ledger contains a tremendous amount of data regarding American trade in the antebellum period.
Accession No.: 2001-246
Extent: 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Sketch

By 1810, New Orleans was the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the South’s leading economic centers. Andersone’s was a prosperous New Orleans merchant house in the 1840s that sold liquors, books, fruits, furniture, musical instruments, and other assorted goods. The company conducted business with other prominent organizations in the city including the City Bank and Merchant Insurance, one of the largest insurance firms at the time. Andersone’s had mercantile transactions with places as far away as Maryland and Tennessee.

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Scope and Contents

The Andersone’s Account Ledger, 1841-1844, contains a tremendous amount of data regarding American trade in the antebellum period. The book opens with a schedule of prices for various liquors and includes an expense log for their "slave account" and "petty cash." Additionally, the ledger documents the variety of goods sold and transactions with other prominent New Orleans companies. The financial details of the house are well recorded, with clear indications of balances, accounts payable, debts, loans, and costs.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Andersone’s (Firm)--Archives.
Subjects
Business--Louisiana
Merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans--History
Places
New Orleans (La.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andersone’s Account Ledger, 1841-1844, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
4N72d Account ledger, 1841-1844

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