1896-1914. Original manuscript. Original Cloth. Ledger with numbered pages, circa 1896-1914, bound in green cloth. 13.5" x 7.75". The handwritten entries occupy more than 120 pages of this large book. Very Good. Item #039390
Outline of contents follows. Pp 1-34: business records of a paper company. Names include: Claflin & Brown, C.F. Titcomb, Levi Tinson & Co., Ira Moody & Co., Mansfield & Chase, Ware & Murphy, James Buckley, Union Wadding Co., Whitney Brothers, Gardner & Chandler, &c. Accounting entries include: Books for Baltimore Mill, 24 Bags Shakings, 26 Bales Old Papers, Rolls of Sheathing, Baling Paper, Trucks, Paper Scales, &c. ~ P 25: handwritten index for this ledger. ~ Pp 36-94: “Items on all sorts of topics” (1896-1914). Includes: building of county roads; acquisition and husbandry of farm animals; medical diagnoses and courses of treatment (…“Mr. W. says Dr. Holbrook is the best doctor in this town or any other….”); Canton Kennel, stud dogs & pups, &c; child taking music lessons; transplanting large trees; trout fishing; Results of Postmortem Examination on Dennis Dean, North Uxbridge; Gilbert Yates and his legacies; treatment of Mrs. S. Putnam Ransom; selling off old gold; land purchases and sales; cleaning guns to prevent rusting; local politics; details of dozens of medical house calls; lists Directors & Stockholders of Worcester & Providence Steel Railway Co.; Dr. A. T. Cabot and treatment of George W. Bailey; Pinckney Holbrook Talk; plot sketch of 9 tenements on Brook St. along with incomes and expenses; “ventilation of my barn [and] the building of the Library”; bounds of the Hartford & Boston Pike; Mary E. Cowell’s wood lot & bounds; building, well-digging, pump installation, &c.; Bass Taylor conversation; purchases of land by various folks; electric lights and candles compared; automobiles, extensive notes on costs and performance of various makes; items about Pleasant Street and its residents; many details of Holbrook family history; Model BR Buckboard Runabout’s performance; horses he has owned and his favorites; more medical house calls, diagnoses, and treatments; raising chickens; travels and doings of a professional organist; etc. ~ Pp 98-100: long lists of Christmas presents received by various members of the Holbrook family in 1906. ~ Pp 102-107: writings on various patients and treatments; details of building construction; long lists of Christmas presents for 1907 and 1908. ~ Pp 110-118: purchasing a black colt; treatment for malaria; detailed descriptions of various farms; lists of family Christmas presents for 1910. ~ Pp 150-151: details of having a house built. ~ P 166: floor-plan of residence, 56’ x 24’. ~ Pp 172-173: “Real Estates” ~ Pp 200-201: A.L. Putnam & Will Wallis installing well and plumbing; Taft Homestead Place; cesspools; &c. ~ Pp 204-205: Dr. Silas P. Holbrook East Douglas Mass. List of furniture and costs in 1863, furnishing Back Parlor and Dining Room. ~ Pp 250-251: “Major Phelan & his brother, British subjects, came from Halifax & joined the American Army in the days of the Revolution…. He had for his ‘body guard’ …Deborah Compton….Went to South Carolina…taken prisoner and confined on board a British Man of War off Charleston…at one time a larger seaport than Boston.” ~ P 300: “Distances travelled in buggy as measured by the Odometer”… 1896 …Bought the buggy April 30 ’96 Started at one mile…,” &c. ~ Pp 344-345: Financial Estimate of the Millbury, Sutton and Douglas Electric Railway…Freight…Passenger Traffic…Say the whole population travels once every ten days…Average fare…Car mileage-Through trips every two hours…. Calculations of income, costs of labor, &c.