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Label
1807-1888
Inclusive dates
1807-1888
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This accession consists of two account books of the Muir family of Alexandria, Virginia, who were employed in the cabinetmaking and furniture retail buisness. The first volume covers the years 1807 to 1815 and 1855-1858. The accounts for the years 1807-1815 belong to John Muir (1770-1815). They include the customer's name, date, description of service(s) performed, and amount paid. The accounts relate to the material, construction, and repair of furniture, coffins, musical instruments, and other items. Other services performed might include painting, varnishing, polishing, chair restuffing and recovering, and the installation of locks, hinges, and casters. The accounts for the years 1855 to 1858 belong to his son, William H. Muir (1814-1891). They include the same type of information. The information in this volume alternates between the two spans of years. Also included is a copy of a letter from John Muir to his brother Alexander Muir of New York, dated 11 June 1826. Topics covered include social life, family news, such as health and the schooling of children, as well as the deaths of acquaintances. There is a index at the beginning of the volume. The volume also contains a list of debts owed to the estate of John Muir, dec'd, dated 22 October 1815
  • The second volume covers the years 1884-1888. It contains accounts which are believed to belong to William H. Muir's son, James F. Muir (1847-1925). This is based on the content of the volume, dates, as well as census records. The volume contains only accounts of furniture sales. James F. Muir is listed in the 1900 Alexandria, Virginia census as a furniture merchant
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Biographical or historical data
John Muir was born in Scotland in 1770. He came to the United States around 1790. He was a cabinetmaker in Alexandria. He died there in 1815. His son, William H. Muir, was born on 5 March 1814, and was also a cabinetmaker. He died on 15 August 1891. His son, James F., was born in 1846, and was a furniture merchant. He died in 1925.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Account books
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
McMullen, Joyce A.
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000494259
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ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reel. (Misc. Reel 1840)

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