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Guide to the William Morehead papers, 1834-1898 and undated

Abstract

William Morehead was a merchant from Cumberland, Maryland. This collection contains correspondence, account books, bills, receipts, and advertisements, dealing with Morehead's household goods store. Collection also contains letters from firms in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, pertaining to the sale, purchase, and shipment of goods, borrowing of money, payment of notes, and other matters.

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Morehead papers
Creator
Morehead, William
Extent
3.0 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains correspondence to William Morehead from various business establishments in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The letters pertain to all phases of Morehead’s business transactions including sale and purchase of goods, particularly stoves and water pumps, shipment of goods, borrowing of money, payment of promissory notes, and other matters. The collection also contains numerous advertisements, bills and receipts, and eighteen account books recording the sales and expenses of Morehead's store during the 1860's and 1870's.

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Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1834-1866
Box 1
Papers, 1867
Box 1
Papers, 1868
Box 1
Papers, 1869
Box 1
Papers, 1870
Box 1
Papers, 1871-1876
Box 1
Papers, 1885-1898 and undated
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, Circa 1820s-1850s
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, 1860s
(11.0 folders)
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, 1870s
(5.0 folders)
Box 1
Bills and Receipts, 1870s
(3.0 folders)
Box 2
Bills and Receipts, undated
Box 2
Printed Material, undated
Box 2
Account Book, 1864
Box 2
Cash Book, 1866
Box 2
Account Book, 1868-1870
Box 2
Ledger, Circa 1869
Box 2
Account Book, 1869-1872
Box 2
Cash Book, 1870-1871
Box 2
Cash Book, 1871-1872
Box 2
Account Book, 1872-1873
Box 2
Cash Book, 1872-1876
Box 2
Cash Book, 1873
Box 2
Account Book, 1873
Box 2
Account Book, 1873-1874
Box 2
Cash Book, 1874
Box 2
Cash Book, 1874
Box 2
Cash Book, 1875
Box 2
Cash Book, 1875-1876
Box 2
Notebook, undated
Box 2
Account Book, 1865-1866
Box 3

Historical Note

William Morehead was the operator of a household furnishing goods store in Cumberland, Maryland.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Morehead papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The William Morehead papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1955.

Processing Information

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