Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Sandusky (Ohio) Cashbook, 1818

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, October 2012

Summary Information
Title: Sandusky (Ohio) cashbook
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1818
Extent: 1 volume
This cashbook contains accounts with various individuals from May-December 1818, as well as additional accounts dated January-August, year unknown.
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:

2001. M-4152.

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:

Sandusky (Ohio) Cashbook, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


The owner of this cashbook lived in Sandusky, Ohio, in the early 19th century.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This cashbook contains an anonymous author's accounts with various individuals from May-December 1818, as well as additional accounts that follow and are dated January-August, year unknown. The first few pages have been removed and some pages of accounts are partially torn or missing.

The financial accounts take up about 27 pages; they concern incoming shipments of a variety of merchandise (such as butter, oats, lumber, candles, fur, iron, beef, and spyglasses) as well as financial transactions with various persons. The author usually reconciled accounts of debits and credits at the end of each month. The "proprietors" of the city of Sandusky, Ohio, are occasionally mentioned, and one account pertains to a subscription for a road to Columbus, Ohio.

The later pages have brief pencil notes about historical topics in a different hand from the person who kept the accounts. One page has a list of North American wars from King William's War to the Civil War and a list of seven North American colleges.

Subject Terms

    • Finance, Personal.
    • Merchants--Ohio.
    • Sandusky (Ohio)
    Genre Terms:
    • Cashbooks.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    Sandusky (Ohio) cashbook,  May 1818-December 1818 and  undated [series]