General Farm ledger
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one ledger possibly from a local farmer in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The range of the material is from 1888-1901. The ledger tracks farm expenses of the unnamed farmer, the farms of Frank Milham and Noah Bryant, and keeps track of a “wood account” which recorded lumber purchased by various individuals.
Biographical / Historical
There is little known about who the owner of the ledger.
1 items ; Size of the ledger is 15 x 10 x 2 inches.
Language of Materials
This collection is composed of one ledger possibly from a local farmer from Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The ledger consists of 433 pages however the first 30 pages appear to be missing. Not all pages within the ledger have been written in. The ledger is written in ink and is still legible. The size of the ledger is 15”x10”x2”.
Overall the condition is fair: a majority of the pages are stained near the bottom of the pages but all are still legible, the first 30 pages appear to be torn out. The cover of the ledger is in bad condition; the cover is hardbound, there is no title and no information regarding an author. The cover shows significant damage: the bottom of the cover is tearing, the spine cover is gone and the top of the spine cover is shredded.
This ledger was found within the archives in 2013.
- General Farm Ledger Finding Aid
- Stephanie Chapman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Ledger is written in English.
Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US