Peter Van Schaack, Jr. account book  1832-1845
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Collection Scope and Content Note

This account book contains Peter Van Schaack's financial records from his bookstore and printing business in Kinderhook, New York, which he recorded between 1832 and 1835. Also included are records of his payments and receipts on behalf of "V.S. & P." between 1834 and 1845. The volume is made up of 58 numbered pages, beginning with page 79. The first 78 pages are not present.

Pages 79-127 and 139 contain Peter Van Schaack's accounts with individuals and organizations between 1832 and 1835. Buyers purchased published books, printing jobs, blank books, copies of the Columbia Sentinel, quills, ink, and other items related to the printing and publishing industries. Each page contains double-entry bookkeeping figures; most paid for Van Schaack's services with cash or checks. Pages 130-137 regard money Van Schaack paid and collected for the "V.S. & P." company between 1834 and 1845. Three loose pages of accounts are laid into the volume.

An unidentified author used part of the first 4 pages and the final page to work out algebraic solutions for arithmetic sequence problems. The endpapers of the volume are blue-gray, with printed images reflecting its manufacture and sale by Knowlton & Rice of Watertown, New York.

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