Andrew McLean ledger
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Andrew McLean ledger

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McLean, Andrew, d. 1784.
Title: Andrew McLean ledger
Dates: 1774-1797
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1561

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew McLean was a merchant and Indian trader. McLean lived in Augusta, Georgia, and his trading interests spread throughout Georgia and included Pensacola, Florida and other areas of west Florida. He expressed loyalty to both the Patriots and to the Tories during the Revolutionary War. McLean is mentioned in documents throughout the Colonial Records of the State of Georgia and The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia. In addition to being a merchant, McLean was on the Commission of the Peace as Magistrate for St. Paul's Parish in Georgia, now Richmond County. Andrew McLean died on August 21, 1784 in Augusta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This ledger contains the business transactions of Andrew McLean. The spine of the book indicates that this is "Ledger A." Each page contains debits and credits for individual and business accounts handled by McLean. A list of every business and individual included is provided in the ledger. Most entries are between 1774 and 1783, with a few entries post-dating McLean's death.

Index Terms

Augusta (Ga.)--History--18th century.
Cherokee Indians.
Creek Indians.
Fur traders--Florida.
Fur traders--Georgia.
Indian traders--Florida.
Indian traders--Georgia.
Ledgers (account books)
McClean, Andrew, d. 1784.
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Andrew McLean ledger, MS 1561, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Historic Augusta, 1996.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Ledger, 1774-1797