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J. & E. Stevens Co.
Cromwell, Connecticut
Accounting Ledger
May 1st 1922 to July 31st 1928

      Listing of accounts as posted to the original J. & E. Stevens Company monthly summary ledger pages.    
      Accounts Receivable would be receipts for merchandise sold after discounts for payment within terms.
     Other than one or two even dollar withdrawals charged to “a/c 11” each month, there is nothing in the ledger to show what amounts expensed for Account #11 were for. It might be assumed that this was disbursement for management salary similar to the more detailed listings in earlier ledgers which included the employee names along with payment amounts that were also listed as payments from the “Expense Account”.
 

      Interpreted and transcribed from handwritten script by Bill and Wendy Jones. Subject to error, best guess, as found.
   

 
1922
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$12359.63
11068.47
6635.33
5216.43
4610.03
9837.64
4408.14
    4531.01
$58666.68 


Discounts

$243.10
176.25
102.64
103.88
96.37
299.87
78.89
    128.24
$1299.24

 
Supplies

$683.19
515.31
784.68
390.57
562.06
306.13
464.53
    685.33
$4391.80

 
Labor
$1416.00
3059.22
1734.20
3324.33
2528.79
2730.83
3416.43
    2048.64
$20258.44

Account
#11
$1416.00
2832.00
0.00
1416.00
2832.00
600
1416.00
    2240.00
$12752.00


1922
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Fuel &
        Iron

$1419.10
923.02
937.39
0.00
0.00
0.00
674.36
    381.36
$
4335.23

Outgoing
   Freight

$0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

Incoming
   Freight

$844.07
338.25
10.86
143.62
37.11
361.79
463.65
    217.09
$2416.44

 
General

$7.50
120.25
50.00
0.00
0.00
15.00
100.00
127.72
$
420.47

 
Dividends

$0.00
4950.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1650
        0.00
$6600.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = $6193.06 + $6600.00 Dividends paid = $12793.06 (profit for 1922)
Profit was 21.8% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc.



1923
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$4282.05
3935.05
8106.17
7697.16
10609.36
8279.72
7970.44
3430.30
7045.73
10546.06
8574.25
    4880.03
$85356.32


Discounts

$53.94
75.79
156.05
149.12
197.45
129.49
113.81
33.66
94.49
331.05
179.54
    126.14
$1640.53

 
 Supplies

$1322.28
418.45
858.03
576.17
610.03
848.00
1561.70
736.15
450.62
464.52
386.54
    940.10
$9172.59

 
     Labor
$2250.39
2875.15
4127.09
3083.74
4013.37
2597.31
2749.31
3340.54
2585.79
3108.73
4243.43
     3026.46
$38001.31

Account
       #11
$0.00
1416.00
1416.00
1416.00
2016.00
1832.00
375.00
1391.00
1391.00
1391.00
1391.00
    2790.00
$16825.00


1923
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Fuel &
      Iron

$176.75
0.00
342.37
221.18
0.00
2035.32
1069.99
1291.33
402.56
295.39
0.00
        0.00
$5534.89

Outgoing
   Freight

$0.00
0.00
41.67
0.00
10.70
12.68
6.88
13.64
13.3
7.81
0.00
    21.56
$128.24

Incoming
   Freight

$125.56
100.24
16.28
215.56
310.39
920.58
1027.15
673.97
76.74
46.71
7.60
      11.94
$3532.72

 
General

$10.00
111.39
53.23
210.00
0.00
72.60
300.00
0.00
14.70
0.00
54.78
    306.09
$1132.79

 
Dividends

$1650.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
4950.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
        0.00
$6600.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = $2788.25 + $6600.00 Dividends paid = $9388.25 (profit for 1923)
Profit was 11% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc.



1924
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$3228.28
3577.45
4760.80
9884.83
8823.55
7036.67
8690.21
4470.57
4563.23
8325.50
4665.99
    5912.63
$73939.71


Discounts

$71.52
76.74
82.65
173.01
166.91
134.85
110.09
87.85
98.93
181.10
120.37
    179.94
$1483.97

 
 Supplies

$1772.87
576.53
272.04
562.39
502.76
226.69
713.66
494.17
363.87
760.10
397.57
    108.93
$6751.58

 
     Labor
$3322.24
3382.65
3331.26
3007.76
4019.16
2639.92
2170.87
2639.35
2576.69
3476.31
2482.09
    2720.13
$35768.43

Account
       #11
$600.00
791.00
0.00
1807.00
1391.00
975.00
2782.00
1391.00
1391.00
791.00
1016.00
    3765.00
$16700.00


1924
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Fuel &
      Iron

$0.00
0.00
2499.00
0.00
392.00
1218.92
225.60
413.74
232.29
1422.02
1448.38
    248.67
$8100.62

Outgoing
   Freight

$21.15
11.25
17.89
14.10
27.46
22.07
20.64
8.69
28.81
17.13
16.69
    12.94
$221.82

Incoming
   Freight

$106.59
545.44
7.84
5.26
213.49
70.21
367.26
75.05
452.76
1164.07
0.00
      73.17
$3081.14

 
General

$74.90
40.00
18.68
210.00
53.41
41.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
12.50
76.15
    41.00
$567.64

 
Dividends

$1650.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1650.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
        0.00
$3300.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = loss of  $2035.48 + $3300.00 Dividends paid = $1264.52 (profit for 1924)
Profit was 1.7% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc.



1925
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$3865.18
3194.68
6979.34
6367.16
8741.96
5709.35
6751.37
4472.60
3261.15
6462.59
4760.60
    3177.60
$62743.58

 
Discounts

$90.32
52.07
156.99
122.96
159.10
84.06
112.02
56.64
47.78
168.69
107.13
      48.10
$1205.86

 
 Supplies

$1368.80
576.23
215.53
496.07
391.03
354.17
273.55
463.74
235.35
430.15
209.17
    159.29
$5173.08

 
     Labor
$2263.06
2828.48
2644.77
3086.08
2533.20
2563.25
2176.46
2393.80
2257.72
2705.25
2003.69
    2452.93
$29908.69

Account
       #11
$0.00
608.00
749.00
1024.00
1715.00
1024.00
1024.00
1024.00
1024.00
1024.00
1024.00
    2060.00
$12300.00


1925
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Fuel &
      Iron

$0.00
0.00
0.00
1100.96
0.00
1623.18
0.00
0.00
234.52
529.96
418.60
    261.04
$4168.26

Outgoing
   Freight

$62.73
27.01
21.97
36.02
16.88
30.32
42.02
30.82
6.37
6.37
10.71
      8.35
$299.57

Incoming
   Freight

$96.21
5.51
321.13
2.68
370.63
0.00
0.00
200.41
223.35
886.59
80.32
        5.73
$2192.56

 
General

$0.00
5.00
171.80
62.72
0.00
27.85
0.00
192.08
0.00
13.50
0.00
      1.00
$473.95

 
Dividends

$0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
  0.00
$0.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = $5371.61 + $1650.00 Dividends paid = $7021.61 (profit for 1925)
Profit was 11.2% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc.


1926
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$2610.90
3145.79
5444.39
4678.16
5209.64
6682.73
4377.07
3186.78
3348.01
4489.40
4999.25
    4047.38
$52219.51

 
Discounts

$33.15
45.72
117.64
85.67
111.06
102.05
53.43
78.24
77.64
85.01
111.67
    116.71
$1017.99

 
 Supplies

$324.86
1020.54
230.77
771.69
1289.23
570.21
602.97
294.66
164.53
333.36
310.14
  1106.43
$7019.39

 
     Labor
$2224.11
2300.15
2402.74
3094.51
2569.02
2474.73
2246.51
2451.86
2014.29
2738.79
2880.20
    2804.58
$30201.49

Account
       #11
$0.00
1024.00
749.00
525.00
1149.00
1401.00
1232.00
400.00
400.00
400.00
541.00
        0.00
$7821.00


1926
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Fuel &
      Iron

$0.00
1000.00
1160.50
1139.29
0.00
1729.87
0.00
0.00
136.76
136.76
1296.43
    278.25
$6940.86

Outgoing
   Freight

$29.60
26.32
22.97
23.16
16.64
15.72
11.69
3.39
0.00
0.00
11.89
      4.17
$165.55

Incoming
   Freight

$254.48
238.81
160.22
28.15
449.05
20.11
132.82
5.44
2.51
178.4
296.24
    465.28
$2231.51

 
General

$63.25
0.00
113.00
125.00
0.00
52.56
17.85
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.00
      0.00
$372.66

 
Dividends

$0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
  0.00
$
0.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = loss of $3550.94 + $0.00 Dividends paid =  $3550.94 (loss for 1926)
Loss was 6.8% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc



1927
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$3237.27
3697.20
5427.66
5483.49
7094.43
6250.54
6457.77
6971.62
2188.05
5050.31
3288.19
    4274.76
$59421.29

 
Discounts

$47.15
61.68
194.23
120.34
182.37
112.15
203.93
75.86
30.86
172.09
82.82
      93.09
$1376.57

 
 Supplies

$85.25
899.93
1912.01
308.95
457.75
733.20
331.13
342.07
92.86
242.38
35.98
  1564.64
$7006.15

 
     Labor
$2733.92
3944.62
5130.10
2873.87
2847.66
3320.72
1806.79
2852.73
3759.66
3176.27
2998.37
    5368.68
$40713.39

Account
       #11
$125.00
816.00
125.00
350.00
691.00
941.00
941.00
949.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
        0.00
$4838.00


1927
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
 

Fuel &
      Iron

$141.31
274.69
878.64
1025.00
0.00
425.58
975.00
386.33
0.00
0.00
139.49
    269.31
$4515.35

Outgoing
   Freight

$0.00
14.55
0.00
12.21
0.00
9.25
14.72
4.33
3.55
7.24
7.83
    9.63
$83.31

Incoming
   Freight

$499.22
463.29
253.68
15.65
240.99
330.81
353.24
125.61
37.26
378.44
248.56
    449.59
$3396.34

 
General

$0.00
126.00
20.00
125.00
0.00
39.50
0.00
0.00
0.00
7.50
0.00
      0.00
$318.00

 
Dividends

$0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
  0.00
$0.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = loss of $2825.82 + $0.00 Dividends paid =  $2825.82 (loss for 1927)
Loss was 4.8% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc.



1928
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
 

Accounts
Receivable

$1453.10
8962.51
14487.90
11424.65
16507.70
16436.33
  18428.53
$87700.72

 
Discounts

$23.83
281.36
332.67
874.97
394.98
410.47
    287.56
$2605.84

 
 Supplies

$1556.17
306.5
1801.58
2134.56
1145.71
2270.16
    8640.60
$17855.28

 
     Labor
$2718.37
4146.58
5887.33
5623.81
7703.26
6200.92
    5095.31
$37375.58

Account
       #11
$0.00
0.00
941.00
0.00
0.00
3000.00
  1010.00
$4951.00


1928
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
 

Fuel &
      Iron

$0.00
1169.04
138.58
328.97
1848.70
1231.03
        0.00
$4716.32

Outgoing
   Freight

$0.00
4.28
0.00
2.09
36.47
0.00
    7.34
$50.18

Incoming
   Freight

$9.54
312.18
22.61
395.80
246.38
247.92
    456.82
$1791.25

 
General

$15.00
0.00
30.00
161.20
63.56
5.00
    25.00
$299.76

 
Dividends

$0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
  0.00
$0.00

Accounts Receivable less Expenses = $18055.51 + $0.00 Dividends paid = $18055.51
(profit for Jan. through Jul. of 1928)
Profit was 20.6% of sales without accounting for inventory, outstanding accounts receivable and payable, etc.
 


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