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Thompson, Ben, Private Account Ledger

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: M1999-04
Identifier: M1999-04

Scope and Contents

Ben W. Thompson private account ledger (photocopy), 1866-1888, covering the Ben W. Thompson private account with Simpson and Company, Bagdad, Florida. Lists income such as salary, loans, interest, rent, and sale of personal stock. Gives expenses such as cash drawing, draws on stock and stores, payment of bills with identification of names of merchants, items purchased and amounts paid. Entries begin with January 1866 through January 27, 1876 with notes of purchase of burial casket; and from January 1876 forward as "Estate of B. W. Thompson" through January 21, 1881 with major settlement of the estate on April 10, 1880.

Ledger continues with "Mrs. O. A. Thompson private account with Simpson & Company" beginning with the purchase of the estate's share on April 10, 1880 and continues through June 2, 1888 with transfer "to new book" [not present].


Company was originally founded by Joseph Forbes, and its successor names and companies were: Simpson and Company, Stearns and Culver, and Bagdad Land and Lumber Company.


  • Created: 1866-1888
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


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Source of Acquisition

Unknown, located in backlog, 2000

Processing Information

Cataloged 02/22/2000
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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