General Merchandise Account Book, Possibly Shoe Manufacturer. Ledger.
General Merchandise Account Book, Possibly Shoe Manufacturer.
Boot Maker and Merchant Accounts

General Merchandise Account Book, Possibly Shoe Manufacturer.

Waltham, Massachusetts: 1834-36. Item #863

Folio.  400x 220 mm., 13 x 8 ½ inches].  160 pp., numerous blanks. Full contemp. calf, decorated, on spine: "Felt's Manufacture, Boston." Front joint cracked, edges rubbed but sound.


 Account book from the Middlesex County, Massachusetts, region. Although the author is unknown, he may be a boot and shoe maker or manufacturer since the credit side sometimes mentions these. This is probably ledger no. 2, as reference is made to Ledger 1 on many accounts.  Under Isaac Hobbs of Weston, on page 36 the account reads, "1834 Aug. 29, by boots 18., by 53 pairs of shoes 47.40, from Ledger 1, 107.88". Entries include the date, name of customer, amount spent- usually to "merch. or goods", and income by type, cash. check, etc. Very finely written entries, very readable, and informative of the trade general merchan dise, leather good, and shoes.


An interesting entry appears for John Abbott who is noted as "being killed in the Florida War by the Indians." A number of women are customers; Sophia Welch, Eliza Bent, Sarah Field, Louisa Bemis, Mary Draper, Lucy Farewell, among others.


 

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Price: $325.00

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