Contents and Arrangement

Account Books, 1866-1867

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

In the "Pltn a/c Book," the following people are documented as purchasing goods from J. O. Simmons: Volantine Owen, Paul Jones, Tom Rhodes, Henry Hankins, Ross Hankins, Allen Ross, Emory Douglas, Jim Randall, Tom Roberson, Anthony Mitcher, William Hall, Amos, Jane Morrison, George Washington, James Chalmers, Jane Roberson, and Ben Brown.

In the account book, "J. H. Wilson's Store a/c 1867 With Plantation Hands," the following people are documented: Hampton, Riley, Willis Hardin, Thomas Collins, Joe Sazzar, S. C. Thompson, Shelby Campbell, Juliann, Charles Bell, Nancy White, Jack Wilson, Anderson Johnson, Larkin, James Chandler, Green berry, Old Abe, Jim Mitchel's daughter, Ester Blackburn, Morris Armstrong, Tom Watson, Jim Mitchel, Walker Mason, Jack Rains, Amanda Jenkins, Tennessee Frank, Mary Ann Hilliard, Bill Blackburn, Tom Bronson, Rachael Leiper, Hayward Ewens, Waltrin Dunn, Willis Ward, Peter, Henry Blackburn, Bill Gooding, Elizabeth Stewart, Nancy Stewart, Stephen, Margaret Miles, Irishman Pete, Dennis, Eliza (house girl), Eliza Wiseman, Peggy, Mariah, and Emeline.


Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Collection History


Dealer-supplied research materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2021. The dealer had a folder of materials that was added to the collection in 2017, which had not yet been added to the dealer's arrangement. During processing in 2021, these materials were incorporated according to the dealer's arrangement. Item count noted on each folder may not coincide with the actual count.

Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in 2021, incorporating description written by the dealer, and retaining dealer-supplied folder titles.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Account Books; J. O. Simmons Papers, C1665, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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