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Green and Smith Company collection

Call Number: MS 1407

Scope and Contents

The Green and Smith Company Collection consists of blotters, daybooks, journals, ledgers and other accounts which relate to a general store in East Haddam, Connecticut. The earlier records (1807-1820) are for a store run by Timothy and Richard Green, selling food, clothing, dry goods, and liquor. The volume "storage and ship book" indicates that the firm was also involved in shipping, storing goods until they could be sent on various ships. The volume records goods shipped on several trips of the sloop Amelia, schooner Russell, and ship Indiana.

Records for the period ca. 1822 to 1830 document the firm of Green and Smith (Timothy Green and Benjamin Fisk Smith), while the firm names of Green and Pratt and F.W. Green and Co. appear on records from 1831 to 1835 and 1836-1839 respectively. The records of Green and Smith are the most numerous and include daybooks, journals, or ledgers, which cover the entire period of the firm's existence. There is also an invoice book for the firm which includes accounts of payments for goods, as well as yearly (1823-1829) inventories of goods, and tallies of balances due on accounts, notes due, and capital stock. The 1823 account records the firm's worth at $15,100, with $12,900 in stock. The volume also includes several pages listing costs for the hull of the brig Venus. The daybook includes an accounts of "twine factory concern" with Timothy Green. The firm of Green and Platt is sparsely represented by two journals, while records of F.W. Green and Company include blotters, a daybook, and a ledger.

The collection was transferred from the Account Books Collection (MS 29) in 1985.


  • 1807-1847


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Account Books Collection, MS 29.


4.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection consists of blotters, daybooks, journals, and ledgers relating to the general store of Timothy Green and Richard Green in East Haddam, Connecticut. The firm was later known as Green and Smith, Green and Pratt, and F. W. Green and Co. Also included are materials concerning the sloop Amelia, the schooner Russell, and the ship Indiana.

Guide to the Green and Smith Company Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan, William E. Brown, Jr. and Kathleen Wilson
April 1986
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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