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Daniel Tomlinson Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Tomlinson, Daniel
Title
Daniel Tomlinson Papers
Dates [inclusive]
Tomlinson, Daniel
Quantity
1 box
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The five account books contain three types of records: (1) Company Accounts relating to Tomlinson's trade, (2) Domestic Accounts and (3) Arithmetical Accounts recorded by Daniel Tomlinson [jr.?].

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Daniel Tomlinson Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

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University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 2003 

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Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

The Daniel Tomlinson Account books were a gift of William B. Soule to the Vermont Historical Society. The Society then gave them to UVM on May 6, 1972.

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Scope and Content Note

The five account books contain three types of records: (1) Company Accounts relating to Tomlinson's trade, (2) Domestic Accounts and (3) Arithmetical Accounts recorded by Daniel Tomlinson [jr.?]. All of the entries were made between 1829 and 1834. However, there are some entries for 1775 and 1776 which appear to have been recorded in the 1830's.

Company Accounts: Tomlinson's business, located in Ballylynan, Queens County (presently Laois), Ireland, was similar to other mercantile companies of the period, in that he dealt in a large variety of goods from wool and textiles to wines, sugar, and firearms. Much of his business concerned import and export as well as local trade. His mercantile interests carried him to Dublin, London, Cadiz, New York, and other commercial centers. The account books mention these travels as they record the day to day transactions of goods bought and sold, bills payable and receivable, partnerships created and dissolved, and other interests and investments. Besides the daily records, there are journal and ledger summaries arranged by account. In the total of five separate books, company accounts are recorded in the first, the third, and part of the second and the fifth books.

Domestic Accounts: Most of the second book concerns domestic accounts recorded by Daniel and Jane E. Tomlinson [his wife?] for 1832. These records are hardly distinguishable from the company accounts because the transactions are a large scale, and because the entries are very similar. In one case the records are combined: "Journal #2 Domestic and [Factorage?] Accounts (Book II, part 4).

Arithmetical Accounts: These records appear to be homework assignments done by Daniel Tomlinson [jr.?] while in attendance at Ballylynan School. They include exercises in business arithmetic, and explanations of such commercial terms as: ledger accounts, stock accounts, cash accounts, bills payable, ship accounts, and barter. These notes were recorded in books IV and V between the years 1829 and 1832.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Financial records
  • Account books
  • Accounts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Ballylynan (Ireland)

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