Series I. Accounting records

Date:
1875-1967

Extent:
4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Most of this financial information is recorded in bound volumes. General bookkeeping accounts are recorded in a journal and two ledgers, documenting transactions between 1875 and 1921. While similar as well as more detailed information for these and later dates can be found in the Museum's annual reports and Board of Trustees Records, these volumes represent the Museum's earliest form of accounting and record keeping.

Investments and funds, many of which were established to purchase objects, are recorded in various registers. Certain accounts pertain to the acquisition of specifically identified objects.