John F. Melvin account books
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains two account books kept by John F. Melvin regarding his business transactions including timber and agriculture. After John’s death in 1876 the accounts were continued by his family. There are many items inserted into the books including receipts, indentures, and a notice of John’s death.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to Washington College. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Washington College as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical Information Note
John Fletcher Melvin (1814-1876) was born June 3 in Caroline County, Maryland to Thomas and Sarah Melvin. He worked as a farmer and sawyer in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore. He married Hester Ann Tharp and together they had William Smithers, James Tharp, Estalina, Mary Ella, and May. He died March 26, 1876.
.1 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
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Physical and Technical Access Restrictions
- Finding Aid to the John F. Melvin Account Books
- L. Sheldon
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
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