Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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This receipt reflects the use of preprinted forms by businesses and tradesmen in the 19th century. The top of the page, featuring many typefaces and the image of the little whale, indicates a wealthy business. The bottom, featuring neat and tidy script, indicates a well-educated clerk. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Publication Date

1840

Time Period

1840-1849

Geographic Location

New York, New York

Object Type

text

Format (original)

document

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_658_Receipt_Mitchell_1840a

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Receipt, Whale Oil, 1840

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