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Zachary Lewis jeweler’s/watchmaker’s account book(1762–1775)

  • MS 1986.11
  • 1 vol. ([58] pp.) and 4 pieces

Account book of Zachary Lewis (1731–1803), son of Zachary Lewis, Sr., documents an 18th-century Virginia jewelry/watchmaking business and the uses of gold, silver, and crystal in the repair or creation of jewelry and watches. Account book lists names of customers; repair, purchase, or service; and payment for services by cash or trade. Included are accounts of Robert Bullard, Nat. Dandridge, Patrick Henry, James Littlepage, James Madison, John Marshall, and John Waller. Also listed are several members of the Coleman, Dabney, Darracott, Fleming, Garret, Goodloe, Graves, Herndon, Johnson, Lewis, Madison, Meriwether, Minor, Robinson, Shackelford, Smith, Stubblefield, Thompson, Waller, Walton, Winston, and Woodroof families.