Cheston-Chew account books
The collection contains account books related to the personal and business finances of the Cheston and Chew families.
- 1801 - 1953
- Cheston, Ann (Person)
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The collection is open for research use.
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Biographical / Historical
The Chew, Cheston, and Galloway families were prominent in Maryland business and society. For more information on these families, see related collections.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The materials are ordered chronologically. Loose documents found between the pages of the account books were removed to separate folders. The pages they were found between are noted on the folders.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, L&T Respess Books.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains account books related to the personal and business finances of the Cheston and Chew families. The Bank of Baltimore account book records the payments made by the firm, Chew and Cheston, a business partnership between James Cheston, Jr. and John Chew. The Cheston family account book enumerates the daily expenses incurred by individual family members for household items, such as food and fabric. The Cheston Galloway account book includes the costs of the building of the ship, “James Cheston,” sales of goods, such as candles and pitch, as well as other related business notes and expenses.
- Guide to the Cheston-Chew account books
- Under Revision
- Lara Westwood
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- 2020-04-07: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.