1856. Original manuscript. 19pp of entries, neatly written in ink: March 12-September 23, 1856. Lists a wide variety of purchases and prices paid, including: 13-1/2 Veal, 1/2 Cod Fish, 1/2 cord Wood, 15 Tea biscuit, Gate fastenings, Roasting beef, Eels, Glass & putty hot house, 5 Gals Wine, Beef Steak, 1/2 bu Oysters, Garden spade, seed, Oranges, Shad, Raisins, Lobster, Clams, Hack line, Mutton, Pills-Mother, Strawberries, Road tax, Barbers bill, Blue Fish, Clams, Mothers Ride, Green paint for Well, Lemons, Beer, Hack-Mother, Jas. Miner-his salary for month (17.00), Cookeys, Hack-call on Mrs. Nevin, Eye Water, Drugs Pastiles, &c., &c. Bound in calf over flexible boards, Gurley names written on cover. 5.75" x 3.75" Very Good. Item #040218
Jacob B. Gurley (ca. 1771-1856) was a prominent lawyer of New London, Connecticut. From 1828 to 1848, he served as president of the New London City National Bank. His son, Charles B. Gurley, was born about 1808. Jacob died on September 24, 1856, a day after the final entry in this account book. [Gleaned from various online sources.].