LEDGER CONTAINING DR. HOLBROOK'S DIAGNOSES AND TREATMENTS OF VARIOUS PATIENTS IN THE VICINITY OF EAST DOUGLAS, MASSACHUSETTS, ALONG WITH DETAILS ON HIS FARM AND BUILDINGS, RECORDS OF A PAPER COMPANY, &C. Dr. Silas Pinckney Holbrook, b. 1837 and family.

LEDGER CONTAINING DR. HOLBROOK'S DIAGNOSES AND TREATMENTS OF VARIOUS PATIENTS IN THE VICINITY OF EAST DOUGLAS, MASSACHUSETTS, ALONG WITH DETAILS ON HIS FARM AND BUILDINGS, RECORDS OF A PAPER COMPANY, &C.

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.

Price: $250.00