Guide to the George T. Bartlett Personal Financial Record Books, 1854-1882

Summary Information

Title: George T. Bartlett Personal Financial Record Books, 1854-1882
Collection: AC.814
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (1 small flat box)

This collection consists of two financial record books of George T. Bartlett from Macon, Georgia. The record books span the years of 1854 to 1882.

Creator: Bartlett, George T.

Biographical/Historical Note

It is believed that this George T. Bartlett was an attorney in Macon, Georgia and possibly a judge. If so, he was born in 1824 and died in 1885 in Georgia. These books records ownership of several plots of real estate, various farm implements and animals, and slaves are mentioned in at least one entry.

Scope and Contents

In these financial records of George T. Bartlett, it is interesting that as each year's entries begin, he listed Schedule of Property belonging to Geo. T. Bartlett on first day of January, year, with Estimated Worth Made. He then listed his real estate, stock (farm animals), farm equipment, cotton, household funds, stock shares, and bank notes. At the beginning of each month, he listed Cash on Hand, as well as Cash Pocketbook. These books are quite detailed, but with several abbreviations known only to Bartlett.


Both books are in a small flat box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Row by Row Books. Accession AC.2003.051

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.814: George T. Bartlett, Macon, Georgia, Personal Financial Record Books, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Record books, 1854-1882 Box 1