A Guide to the Jacob Morgan Account Book, 1814-1858 Morgan, Jacob, Account Book Ms1940-022

A Guide to the Jacob Morgan Account Book, 1814-1858

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number Ms1940-022


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2020 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: John M. Jackson, Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1940-022
Title
Jacob Morgan Account Book, 1814-1858
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet; 1 folder
Creator
Morgan, Jacob
Language
English
Abstract
The Jacob Morgan Account Book describes transactions with Union Bank of Alexandria (1814-1819) and transactions involving sewn goods and farm produce (1846-1858).

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Jacob Morgan Account Book, Ms1940-022, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Jacob Morgan Account Book was acquired by the university in 1939 or 1940 and transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 1955.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Jacob Morgan Account Book commenced and was completed in March 2011. Initial description was completed in or prior to May 1970.


Biographical Note

That Jacob Morgan held an account with the Union Bank of Alexandria, Virginia, indicates that he was a resident of that city. Alexandria newspapers of the era make frequent mention of a Jacob Morgan in local business affairs. A Jacob Morgan offered sheep for sale in an 1811 Alexandria newspaper advertisement. Jacob Morgan is listed among the directors of the Fire Insurance Company of Alexandria, Va. in 1816 and served as its president in 1820. Jacob Morgan was a member of Alexandria's city council, representing the 2nd ward, in 1817-1818. Jacob Morgan was appointed justice of the peace by President Monroe in 1819. Whether these articles all refer to the same individual, or whether any of them refer to the creator of the account book, is unknown.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single small account book maintained by Jacob Morgan, a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. The book is comprised of two distinct sections. The first section contains entries for Morgan's transactions with the Union Bank of Alexandria from 1814 to 1819. The second section, seemingly written in a different hand, appears to record transactions in which farm produce was traded for sewn goods. The entries describe prices due for various articles of clothing purchased from individuals and the credit realized for such goods as bacon and butter.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Account books
  • Alexandria (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Union Bank of Alexandria

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Jacob Morgan Account Book by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Contents List

folder 1
Account book, 1814-1858