General Store Account Ledger

General Store Account Ledger Finding Aid.pdf

General Store Account Ledger Finding Aid

The collection is comprised of an account ledger book from a general store located on eastern Long Island. The book, which spans the years 1909-1910, documents transactions involving the sale of a variety of items, including seeds for planting flowers and vegetables, produce, hardware, household supplies and sundries.

The store served customers from a number of Long Island’s East End communities, including Amagansett, Aquebogue, Center Moriches, Cutchogue, Riverhead, Peconic and Southold. Among the notable eastern Long Island family names represented in the ledger are Duryea, Hallock, Hildreth, Terry, Tuthill and Young. The store also had customers in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and upstate New York.