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Title Account book [manuscript]: Nauvoo, Ill., 1843-1869
Author Hill, Leonard
Document Type Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Account book kept by Leonard Hill records his sales and services from his general store between 1843 and 1846. Entries also include charges for wheels, yokes, and general wagon repairs. The entries are sporadic, often undated, and contain many marginal calculations. Of special note are several references mentioning Hill’s contribution to the construction of the Mormon temple. There is a large middle section (48 pages) dated 1864-1869 of personal and shoemaking accounts that are presumably Hill’s entries, but no geographic location is given. It is most likely that he migrated to Salt Lake City in 1846 and that these accounts record his business dealings twenty years later.
Places Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
Keywords account, financial transactions, business, money, Mormon, personal account, trade, religion, migrant
Theme Missionaries and Education
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Native of Peterborough, N.H.; and shopkeeper of a general store during the boom town years of the Mormon community of Nauvoo, Ill. established by Joseph Smith. Hill was a contributor to the construction of the Mormon temple begun by Smith in 1840. When the Mormons left Nauvoo in 1846, Hill possibly accompanied them and set up business again in Salt Lake City.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3093
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue