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Subseries 2.1
Accounting records, 1831-1867
Boxes 9-51, OP 2-5, 19, BV 3-10

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of accounting records of William G. Porter and Company from 1831-1867. These records include account statements relating to local accounts, foreign accounts, and cotton sales. There are sales records and receipts, both for general merchandise and for cotton sales, which became the primary shipping commodity for the company in the 1850s. There are also account statements on sales within Apalachicola and on foreign companies. Bills and invoices document the company's general expenses, expenses incurred by members of the company during travel, and shipping costs such as those incurred by wharf, storage, freight, and lighterage (the transporting of materials between ships by way of a smaller vessel). Records of items sent to and from people and companies throughout Georgia, Florida, and Alabama along with the account records of these transactions were noted by the company as town bills. Accounting records also include bills of exchange(notes that are similar to checks but allow the payment to be easily transferred) and sales ledgers from the company. Records show that personal relationships were formed between members of each company as evidenced by a document on cotton sales, dated June 24, 1867, that notes the death of Richard G. Porter.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Accounts
Box Folder Content
9 1 Accounts, current and sales, 1831
9 2 Accounts, current and sales, 1832-1833
9 3 Accounts, current and sales, 1834-1835
OP2 - Accounts, current and sales, 1835 July, 1836 May
9 4 Accounts, current and sales, 1836 February-1837February
9 5 Accounts, current and sales, 1837 May-December
9 6 Accounts, current and sales, 1838-1839
9 7 Accounts, current and sales, 1840-1841
10 1 Accounts, current and sales, 1842-1843
10 2 Accounts, current and sales, 1844-1846
10 3 Accounts, current and sales, 1848
10 4 Accounts, current and sales, 1849
10 5 Accounts, current and sales, 1850-1853
11 1 Accounts, current and sales, 1854-1857
OP3 - Accounts, current and sales, 1856, 1858-1859, 1866
11 2 Accounts, current and sales, 1858-1867
11 3 Apalachicola accounts, current, 1831
11 4 Apalachicola accounts, current, 1838-1842
11 5 Apalachicola accounts, current, 1843-1844
12 1 Apalachicola accounts, current, 1845
12 2 Apalachicola accounts, current, 1846
12 3 Apalachicola accounts, current, 1847
12 4 Cotton sales, 1832-1843
OP4 - Cotton sales, 1837 July 5
12 5 Cotton sales, 1845 September-December
12 6 Cotton sales, 1846 January-February
13 1 Cotton sales, 1846 March-September
13 2 Cotton sales, 1858, 1861, 1865-1867
13 3 Cotton sales, advances on, 1848
13 4 Cotton sales, New York, 1851 May-September
13 5 Foreign accounts, 1855-1859
13 6 Foreign accounts, 1860
13 7 Foreign accounts, 1861-1863
13 8 Foreign accounts, 1865
13 9 Foreign accounts, 1866 January-February
14 1 Foreign accounts, 1866 March-September
Bills
14 2 Bills, 1831
14 3 Bills, 1832
14 4 Bills, 1833 January-July
14 5 Bills, 1833 August-December
14 6 Bills, 1834 January-March
15 1 Bills, 1834 Apri1-May
15 2 Bills, 1835
15 3 Bills, 1836
15 4 Bills, 1837, 1839
15 5 Bills, 1845 May-June, August
15 6 Bills, 1846 February
15 7 Bills, auction, 1830, no date
16 1 Bills, New Orleans, 1834 May
16 2 Bills, New York, 1844-1845
16 3 Bills, New York, 1846
16 4 Bills of exchange, 1839-1843
16 5 Bills of exchange, 1844
16 6 Bills of exchange, 1845
16 7 Bills of exchange, 1846
16 8 Bills of exchange, 1847
16 9 Bills of exchange, 1848
16 10 Bills of exchange, 1849
16 11 Bills of exchange, 1850
16 12 Bills of exchange, 1851
16 13 Bills of exchange, 1852
16 14 Bills of exchange, 1861
16 15 Bills of sale, cattle, 1867 April
17 1 Bills, shipping, 1836 April-1837 February
17 2 Bills, shipping, 1839 June-1840June
17 3 Bills, shipping, 1841 June-1842 May
17 4 Bills, shipping, 1842 July-1843 May
17 5 Bills, shipping, 1843 June-1844 December
17 6 Bills, shipping, 1845
18 1 Bills, shipping, 1846
18 2 Bills, shipping, 1847
18 3 Bills, shipping, 1848 January-July
18 4 Bills, shipping, 1848 August-December
18 5 Bills, shipping, 1849 January-May
19 1 Bills, shipping, 1849 June-December
19 2 Bills, shipping, 1850 January-May
19 3 Bills, shipping, 1850 June-December
19 4 Bills, shipping, 1851 January-June
19 5 Bills, shipping, 1851 July-December
19 6 Bills, shipping, 1852 February-May
20 1 Bills, shipping, 1852 June-December
20 2 Bills, shipping, 1853 January-May
20 3 Bills, shipping, 1853 June-December
20 4 Bills, shipping, 1854 January-March
20 5 Bills, shipping, 1854 April-May
21 1 Bills, shipping, 1854 June-December
21 2 Bills, shipping, 1855 January-March
21 3 Bills, shipping, 1855 April-June
21 4 Bills, shipping, 1855 July-December
21 5 Bills, shipping, 1856 January-February
22 1 Bills, shipping, 1856 March-May
22 2 Bills, shipping, 1856 June-December
22 3 Bills, shipping, 1857 January-April
OP20 - Bills, shipping, 1857-1860
22 4 Bills, shipping, 1857 May-June
22 5 Bills, shipping, 1857 July-December
22 6 Bills, shipping, 1858 January-February
23 1 Bills, shipping, 1858 March-May
23 2 Bills, shipping, 1858 June-October
23 3 Bills, shipping, 1858 November-December
23 4 Bills, shipping, 1859 January-February
23 5 Bills, shipping, 1859 March-May
24 1 Bills, shipping, 1859 June-December
24 2 Bills, shipping, 1860 January-February
24 3 Bills, shipping, 1860 March-May
24 4 Bills, shipping, 1860 June-December
25 1 Bills, shipping, 1861 January-March
25 2 Bills, shipping, 1861 April-June
25 3 Bills, shipping, 1861 July-1862 February
25 4 Bills, shipping, 1865
25 5 Bills, shipping, 1866 January-March
25 6 Bills, shipping, 1866 April-June
26 1 Bills, shipping, Brig Stranger, 1836
26 2 Bills, shipping, Schooner Grierson, 1851
26 3 Bills, shipping, Schooner Grierson, 1852
26 4 Bills, town, 1830 July-1834
26 5 Bills, town, 1835 January-February
26 6 Bills, town, 1835 March-May
26 7 Bills, town, 1835 August-1836
27 1 Bills, town, 1987 January-April
27 2 Bills, town, 1837 May-June
27 3 Bills, town, 1837 July-December
27 4 Bills, town, 1838 January-March
27 5 Bills, town, 1838 April-1839 January
27 6 Bills, town, 1839 February-March
28 1 Bills, town, 1839 April-July
28 2 Bills, town, 1840
28 3 Bills, town, 1841 January-April
28 4 Bills, town, 1841 May-December
28 5 Bills, town, 1842 January-February
28 6 Bills, town, 1842 March-June
28 7 Bills, town, 1842 July-December
29 1 Bills, town, 1843 January-April
29 2 Bills, town, 1843 May-December
29 3 Bills, town, 1844 January-June
29 4 Bills, town, 1844 July-December
29 5 Bills, town, 1845 January-June
30 1 Bills, town, 1845 July-December
30 2 Bills, town, 1846 January-March
30 3 Bills, town, 1846 April-December
30 4 Bills, town, 1847 January-May
30 5 Bills, town, 1847 June-December
30 6 Bills, town, 1848 January-February
31 1 Bills, town, 1848 March-June
31 2 Bills, town, 1848 July-December
31 3 Bills, town, 1849 January-May
31 4 Bills, town, 1849 June-December
31 5 Bills, town, 1850 January-May
31 6 Bills, town, 1850 June-December
32 1 Bills, town, 1851 January-May
32 2 Bills, town, 1851 June-December
32 3 Bills, town, 1852 January-April
32 4 Bills, town, 1852 May-July
32 5 Bills, town, 1852 August-December
33 1 Bills, town, 1853 January-March
33 2 Bills, town, 1853 April-June
33 3 Bills, town, 1853 July-December
33 4 Bills, town, 1854 January-May
33 5 Bills, town, 1854 June-December
34 1 Bills, town, 1855 January-May
34 2 Bills, town, 1855 November-1856 June
34 3 Bills, town, 1856 July-December
34 4 Bills, town, 1857 January-February
34 5 Bills, town, 1857 March-June
35 1 Bills, town, 1857 July-December
35 2 Bills, town, 1858 January-February
35 3 Bills, town, 1858 April-June
35 4 Bills, town, 1858 July-December
35 5 Bills, town, 1859 January-February
35 6 Bills, town, 1859 March-May
36 1 Bills, town, 1859 June-August
36 2 Bills, town, 1859 September-December
36 3 Bills, town, 1860 January
36 4 Bills, town, 1860 February-April
36 5 Bills, town, 1860 May-June, 1860 October
37 1 Bills, town, 1861 January
37 2 Bills, town, 1861 February-March
37 3 Bills, town, 1861 April-June
37 4 Bills, town, 1861 July-August
37 5 Bills, town, 1861 September-December
37 6 Bills, town, 1862-1864
38 1 Bills, town, 1865 January, June-December
38 2 Bills, town, 1866 January-March
38 3 Bills, town, 1866 April-July
Invoices
38 4 1833 September
38 5 1836 June-1838 June
OP5 - 1837-1838
38 6 1839 August-1841 April
39 1 1840-1841
39 2 1843 August-1844 October
39 3 1845 August-1846 December
39 4 1847 May-1847
39 5 1848 February-December
39 6 1849
40 1 1850
40 2 1851
40 3 1852 January-November
40 4 1853
40 5 1854 January-May
40 6 1854 June-December
41 1 1855 January-1856 June
41 2 1856 July-1857 May
41 3 1857 June-1858 April
41 4 1858 May-1859 July
41 5 1860 January-1866 January
41 6 Boston, 1839 August-1840 August
41 7 Brig Durango, 1834 July-1834 September
41 8 Commissions, 1838-1839
42 1 Consignment, 1833 January-1835 November
42 2 Consignment, 1836 January-1840 May
42 3 Consignment, 1841 January-1846 October
42 4 Consignment, 1846 December-1852 February
42 5 Inward, 1831 October
42 6 Inward, 1833 October
42 7 Inward, 1834 April-December
42 8 Inward, 1835
43 1 Inward, 1836 January-1837 May
43 2 Inward, 1838 June-1839 March
43 3 Inward, 1846 May
43 4 Merchandise, 1857 July-November
43 5 New York, 1839 August-October
43 6 New York, 1850 June-December
43 7 New York and Boston, 1841
43 8 New York and Boston, 1842
Ledgers
BV3 - Account book, 1828-1834
44 1 Account book, 1843-1848
44 2 Account book, 1854-1861
44 3 Account book, 1860-1864
BV4 - Account book, 1883-1890
44 4 Account book, Apalachicola, 1857-1859
BV5 - Account book, Apalachicola, 1887
44 5 Account book, Bank of Brunswick, Porter agents, 1843-1845
45 1 Account book, Bank of Brunswick, Porter agents, 1850-1855
45 2 Account book, cash receipts, 1852-1854
45 3 Account book, David G. Raney, 1836-1837
45 4 Accounts, Samuel Benezet 1848-1859
45 5 Bills payable, 1855-1861
45 6 Cotton sales book, 1851-1852
BV8 - Cotton sales book, 1854-1857
45 7 Invoices, 1834-1835; Bank of Brunswick, 1841-1843
46 1 Receipt book, P.D. Warehouse, 1852
46 2 Sales books, 1883
46 3 Sales books, 1884-1886
47 1 Sales books, 1907-1919
Notes, drafts, etc. paid
47 2 1829 October-1833
47 3 1834-1835
48 1 1836
48 2 1837 January-1838 December
48 3 1839
OP25 - 1839 April
48 4 1840 January-April
48 5 1840 June-December
48 6 1841
49 1 1842
49 2 1843
49 3 1844 April-December
49 4 1845
49 5 1846
49 6 1847
49 7 1848
49 8 1850
49 9 1851
50 1 1852
50 2 1853
50 3 1854
50 4 1855
50 5 1856-1857
50 6 1858-1859
50 7 1860-1864
Receipts
50 8 Schooner Cora, 1832
50 9 1833
50 10 1836 March-1844
50 11 1845-1846
51 1 1855 May-December
51 2 1856 January-February
51 3 1856 March-July
51 4 1857-1859
51 5 1860-1869
51 6 Store inventory, 1839 February
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