Item Details

Day Book [manuscript] 1821-1828.

University of Virginia. Proctor; Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Language
English
Variant Title
Proctor's daybook.
Related Title
Proctor's day book, 1821-1828.
University of Virginia Archives antebellum records.
University of Virginia Archives 19th century records.
Summary
The volume, maintained by University Proctor A.S. Brockenbrough, contains records of daily business transactions, August 18, 1821 through September 17, 1828.
Entries include: payment of faculty salaries; purchase of construction supplies such as bricks, copper, glass, hardware, lead, nails, paint, plaster, pumps, "Roman cement", rope, sand, sheet iron, stone, tin, and wood for University buildings; furnishings including chairs, tables, stoves; haulage fees and canal tolls; payments to Giacomo Raggi for marble capitals for the Rotunda; mahogany for the pavilions; payments to workers including James Dinsmore, John Neilson, James Oldham, and John M. Perry; operating supplies such as bacon, coal, corn, firewood, flour, oats, and salt; postage; writing paper, wafers, and quills; farm supplies such as plows, scythes, and "plaster" charged to the "plantation" account; blacksmithing work; "whiskey for the labourers"; books for the library and scientific apparatus; and, "water works."
There are extensive entries relating to the hiring of slaves; entries most often include owner's name, the names of slaves hired, length of hire, and amount paid. Of interest are entries for hires from Edmund Bacon and John Hartwell Cocke. There are also entries for purchasing blankets, shoes, cloth, and for sewing "Negro clothing."
There are several entries for various transactions with Thomas Jefferson scattered throughout the volume, e.g. purchase of nails and hauling fee, p.72; payment of $100 to "subscription" account, p.151.
Lists containing detailed entries for each building recording labor and supplies used in construction are scattered throughout the volume. There are also entries relating to the construction of outbuildings including privies, smoke houses, and an ice house. Entries of interest concerning the Rotunda include: March 28, 1827 entry for work on the steps on the north front of the Rotunda; October 14, 1827 for "recovering the portico roof & repairs to the Gymnasium gutters & pipes"; October 23, 1827 "for taking down bellfry [sic]."
Receipts include contributions to "subscription" account; drafts from the Literary Fund; payment of library fines; rents from the hotels.
Individuals and firms mentioned include: Joseph Antrim; A.S. Brockenbrough; Curtis Carter; James Dinsmore; Alexander Garrett; John Gorman; Thomas Jefferson; James Leitch; P. Negrin; John Neilson; James Oldham; Peck & Crawford; John M. Perry; William B. Phillips; Giacomo Raggi; G.W. Spooner; William Terrell; Thorn & Chamberlain; John Van Lew; Winn & Davis.
Description
1 volume.
Cite as
University of Virginia Proctor. Day Book, 1821-1828, Accession #RG-5/3/2.102, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Cited in
Sixth Annual Report of the Archivist, University of Virginia Library, 1935-1936, p. 14, no.34.
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    a| There are several entries for various transactions with Thomas Jefferson scattered throughout the volume, e.g. purchase of nails and hauling fee, p.72; payment of $100 to "subscription" account, p.151.
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    a| Lists containing detailed entries for each building recording labor and supplies used in construction are scattered throughout the volume. There are also entries relating to the construction of outbuildings including privies, smoke houses, and an ice house. Entries of interest concerning the Rotunda include: March 28, 1827 entry for work on the steps on the north front of the Rotunda; October 14, 1827 for "recovering the portico roof & repairs to the Gymnasium gutters & pipes"; October 23, 1827 "for taking down bellfry [sic]."
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