John M. Ruff account books
Scope and Contents
These two volume (290+) page account books contain: documents, business accounts and names of customers from six years of Ruff's Lexington, Virginia hat shop.
- Inclusive 1808-1814
- Ruff, John M. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
John M. Ruff was a Lexington, Virginia resident who became a successful hat maker (hatter).
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Existence and Location of Copies
Facsimiles of the account books, which were gifts of Royster Lyle in 2007, are available for researcher use.
Blue sheet prepared by Seth McCormick-Goodhart (May 1, 2013)
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