- Moylan ledger
- 1792 Jan.-1794 Dec.
- Moylan, John
- 0.01 Cubic feet
- Business names--Kentucky--Lexington.
- Business records--Kentucky--Fayette County.
- Business records--Kentucky--Lexington.
- Business records--Kentucky.
- Small business--Kentucky--Lexington--History.
- Preferred Citation
- 2011MS042 : [identification of item], Moylan ledger, 1792 Jan.-1794 Dec., University of Kentucky Special Collections.
- University of Kentucky
- Biography / History
- John Moylan was the son of a successful Irish merchant who immigrated to America along with many of his brothers. He established a textile and clothing business in Lexington, Kentucky in 1792. Moylan also served as a clothier to the Continental Army for numerous years, which eventually led him to close the store. After closing the store Moyland returned to Europe, where he later died in England.
- Scope and Content
- The Moylan ledger consists of business transactions that took place in Moylan's store during the years, 1792-1794. Each patron had a page that lists items purchased as well as remaining balance owed. In most cases where a balance is owed the ledger indicates the date the balance is due. The writing is faded, but a few of the items still legible are hymn books, stationary, hats, blankets, and wine. Toward the back of the ledger, there are pages pertaining to a voyage to New Orleans; the items he purchased there to resell at his store in Lexington.
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