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George W. Hensel Jr. Daybook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-419

Scope and Contents

Daybook and stock inventory documenting business sales records and inventory of Hensel's Hardware Store located in Quarryville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  The daybook describes daily transactions from August 17, 1892 through March 9, 1894, with some gaps in coverage.  Individual entries list the customer name, cash received, items purchased, item cost, and amount to be debited or credited to the customer's account.  The stock inventory, taken in 1896, lists items in stock, quantity, unit cost, and total value of each item stocked.  The inventory also values the store fixtures and provides a total valuation of the store stock and contents.  The collection also includes a piece of letterhead stationary with a series of names, numbers, and amounts listed on the back.


  • 1892-1894, 1896
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/08/2011


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1.00 boxes

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1 Daybook with stock inventory in the back.

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Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Other Descriptive Information

"Supporting materials" folder includes a description of the daybook containing some information about George W. Hensel, a history of Quarryville, Pa. excerpted from H.M.J. Klein's Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a history, and a customer list derived from the daybook.

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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US