Owlo H I S T O R Y MSS 713
Abraham Simpson Papers
2 cubic feet
? Collection Synopsis
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Abraham
Simpson Papers from Robert A. Wilson, West Jefferson, Ohio, in
January 1960. Ken Duckett processed the collection in January
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requiremzs of copyright is the responsi-bility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all footnote
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: To the archives department in July 1980: two justice
of the peace dockets ( vols. 13 and 14), 1845- 1850 and 1848- 1858.
Scope and content: The manuscript volumes listed below were the
records of A( braham) Simpson, general store proprietor, postmaster,
and Justice of the Peace. The accounts prior to May, 1829, which
were written probably at East Liverpool or Marietta, appear to be
personal rather than for a general store. During the period 1810-
1829 Simpson appears to have been a carpenter- handyman of all work
who sold general merchandise on the side. After May, 1829, when
he moved to Harmony Township, Clark Co., he began to devote his
time principally to general store keeping. In January, 1832, he
moved his store to London, where he remained until April, 1836,
moving again to Lafayette in June, where he remained in business
thru 1861. During the period June, 1836- April, 1838, he also
operated a store in Harrisburgh ( Ohio).
- Box Volume Description
1 1 Ledger ( in four sections): 1) General accounts,
1810- 1816; 2) Memoranda, February- June, 1820;
3) General accounts, 1818- 1827; 4) Daybook,
May 16, 1829- November 14, 1837
1 2 Account ledger, 1837- 1839
2 3 Account ledger, 1838- 1850
4 4 Account ledger, 1849- 1851
2 5 Account ledger,~,. 1849- 1861a; l so includes daybook
of re~ eipi;~.' ex~ p. e~$~ it ures of Lafayette
postmaster, ' Afigust~ 25, 1852- October 4, 1864
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