Hooe, Stone & Company - Index of Account Holders & Shoppers
1770-1773, Alexandria Account Ledger
The Hooe, Stone & Company Alexandria store ledger has an internal index created when the original document was written. Similar to the Glassford Index of Account Holders, the index presented here contains not only the list from the internal index, but a page by page review confirming all account holders found in the ledger.
At present, the index of account holders includes 239 accounts. Eleven accounts belong to women, of which only 3 also shopped at Glassford stores. Twenty-two accounts belonged to the store detailing specific items, e.g. bags, tobacco, wheat, iron, etc. Five accounts were for ships, with the Schooner John also having 7 additional accounts specifically related to its cargo. Only 2 accounts included a notation of the account holder needing security; only 1 account was notated as deceased, William Carr Lane who passed away in December 1770.
Unlike the Glassford ledgers, this ledger's transcription phase is nearing completion. Working with From the Page, History Revealed launched its Shopping Stories transcription effort in August 2021; this ledger's transcription effort finished in April 2023 and is currently undergoing editing.
In the hopes of helping researchers quickly find the people and places of interest to them, included in the index is the folio (page) connected to each account. As of August 2023, we are excited to provide an updated list of both account holders and all individuals found with purchases made by and on behalf of them as described in the entries. We added an additional 259 names to the list! The number of women jumps to 29 (from only 11). In addition, around 16 enslaved, or with an unknown status of enslavement, individuals have been identified, all men.
Should you be interested, you can find the original images through the New York Public Library's Digital Collections. Stay tuned as we continue to learn more about the Hooe Stone & Company's Alexandria shoppers and their interests!