Richard Manning Bucktrout kept a daybook and ledger in Williamsburg, VA between 1850 and 1866. It consists of 277 pages (plus some loose sheets) recording the detailed invoices for his goods and services.
Richard Manning Bucktrout's "Daybook and Ledger" tracks the daily activities of an important Williamsburg businessman in the 16 years before, during, and after the Civil War. Starting in 1850, the Daybook offers an intriguing glimpse into the daily lives (and deaths) of Williamsburg's citizens.
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