Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger (1887-[1892])

Collection processed and finding aid created by Phil Zaret and Meg Hixon, April 2013
Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1887-[1892]
Extent: 1 volume
The Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger contains a landlord's financial records pertaining to domestic and commercial properties leased from 1887-1892.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site:

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Donated, 1999. M-4068.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

Ann Arbor (Mich.) Rent Receipt Ledger, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


The owner of this account book leased domestic and commercial properties in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from the late 1880s to the early 1890s. The landlord's properties included homes, sometimes divided into suites of rooms, and storefronts.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger contains 40 pages of financial accounts pertaining to domestic and commercial properties leased between May 1887 and January 1892. Most entries list the amount of rent due on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, and record payments in cash or (rarely) in labor or trade. Tenets frequently leased properties in the "Buchoz Block" on Detroit Street. The landlord also rented rooms in the E. W. Morgan House on the northeast corner of Huron Street and Fifth Street (now Fifth Avenue). The ledger also records land rented for a marble shop and a lumber yard, as well as lots for pasture.

Subject Terms

  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Landlords.
  • Rental housing--United States.
Genre Terms:
  • Ledgers (account books)

Contents List (Request Materials)

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1  
Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger,  May 1887-January [1892] [series]

Additional Descriptive Data

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