|Title:||Michael Dennis account book|
|Quantity:||0.3 Linear feet (1 volume housed with minor collections MS 164 - MS 167)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of an account book of Michael Dennis for his general store, saw mill, and grist mill in Eatonton, Georgia from 1855-1867. The ledger entries contain customer's name, item purchased, and price for items such as lumber, household goods, food, and clothing. Additional entries pertain to Dennis' diversified business interests and include hiring out of slaves for defense fortifications at Savannah during the Civil War, the sale of beef cattle to the Confederate government, and later repurchase of the hides. After the Civil War, Dennis hired freedmen and entries for their accounts list days worked, wages paid, and deductions for sickness, purchases, and cash paid toward the account.|
Michael Dennis was a merchant, planter, slave owner, saw and grist mill operator, who resided and worked in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.
Arranged by customer's name, then in chronological order.
Forms part of: Georgia mercantile records.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Michael Dennis account book, MS 165. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.