Ray and Richard Pierson Farm Records, 1923-77 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 8/4/84
Volume: 1.8 cubic feet
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Description: Ray Pierson and son, Richard, for a 160 acre farm in Dover Township (1924-51) and a 220 acre farm in Walnut Township (1952-77) in Bureau County. Recorded on Illinois Farm Account Books (1924-48), Illinois Farm Management Service Farm Business Records (1946-77), and Year -End Comparative Analysis Reports (1945-55). The records contain detailed information on farm operations for each year including an inventory of land, improvements, buildings and livestock; livestock fees and sales; dairy and egg sales; machinery, equipment and automobile inventory and operating expenses, map of the farm and crop-system summary; crops raised and sold; inventory of feed, grain and supplies; cash receipts and expenses; summary of expenses including taxes and unpaid family labor; capital purchases and sales; products used on the farm and a financial business analysis summary. This series also includes Bureau County Plat Books (1973, 1998), farm leases (1923, 1944, 1947-48), and cattle purchase bills (1925-26).