Manuscript ledger and journal of David Mack Jr


Title

Manuscript ledger and journal of David Mack Jr

Description

The ledger is primarily concerned with the business accounts of a Connecticut farmer, David Mack Jr. However, David Mack Jr also used the ledger as a diary with varying degrees of details. From January 1869, the ledger was repurposed as a diary for Deacon Alvah Eames (1792-1877) of Becket, Massachusetts. Eames' musings and 'reminiscences of an old man' include the description of a person known as "Peter the Slave". According to Eames' biography of him, Peter was kidnapped from an unknown part of African and enslaved at a young age, dying in Washington Massachusetts in 1806.

Please contact Special Collections if you have any further information about Peter.

Language

English

Source

Held by Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. Find this item in the Library catalogue.

Type

Medium

Extent

1 v. : 176 pages ; 41 cm.

Rights

Out of copyright

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Citation

Mack, David, Jr., “Manuscript ledger and journal of David Mack Jr,” Monash Collections Online, accessed August 1, 2021, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/93797.

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