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Theophilus Miles Smith ledger

1777-1818
 Collection
Identifier: 2039

Abstract

Theophilus Miles Smith (1757-1850) was a Connecticut shoemaker and leather worker. The ledger is a record of Smith's careers as a shoemaker and leatherworker and other business endeavors selling deer skin, calf skin, pig skin, veal, packaged pork, working the docks, slaughtering hogs, and packaging hay.

Dates

  • 1777-1818

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Biographical Note

Theophilus Miles Smith (1757-1850) was a Connecticut shoemaker and leather worker. Smith served in the Connecticut State Militia from 1776 to 1779 with the ranks of sergeant and captain. He was active in Milford, Connecticut, from 1777 to 1779, in Orange from 1801 to 1807, and in Plymouth from 1807 to 1818.

Scope and Content

The ledger is a record of Smith's careers as a shoemaker and leatherworker and other business endeavors selling deer skin, calf skin, pig skin, veal, packaged pork, working the docks, slaughtering hogs, and packaging hay. In the early years, his customers included many Connecticut Revolutionary War officers and their families. A few pages describe his family genealogy and daughter's dowry.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Theophilus Miles Smith ledger
Status:
Online
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400