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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:873 1794-1809 J12

Abel Jacobs account book

Scope and Contents

Account book of Thompson, Connecticut, tavernkeeper Abel Jacobs, dated 1794 to 1809, primarily recording credits and debits for board, liquor, food, and transportation he provided. He often accepted labor and services or commodities like salt and sugar as payment.


  • 1794-1809

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Tavernkeeper active in Thompson, Connecticut, between the 1790s and early 1800s. Abel Jacobs provided board, liquor, and transportation, often in exchange for services or commodities.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George W. Harrington, 1957.

Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2019 By: Brooke McManus
Link to catalog
Jacobs, Abel. Abel Jacobs Account Book, 1794-1809 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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