1866 · Cincinnati
by [Horace H. Murch; Sophie D. Carpenter]
Cincinnati, 1866. Ledger. Fair. Tall quarto ledger (approx. 12.5" x 8")  pages. Marbled paper covered boards. Blue end sheets. Leather joints. Boards are detached. Loose end sheets and pages in front and back. Remaining ledger stitching is coming loose. A few pages are torn and cut. Several arithmetic notes written on the loose end sheets. 3 news clippings pinned to one of the blue end sheets. Account ledger appears to have had two different owners. The first part of the ledger are accounts for Horace Murch. A variety of goods and services are listed for the years 1852 and 1853. They include nails, shingles, lumber, sawing, building wagon home, bushel of oats, "railes", making one wagon box, corn, pants, boots, door hinges, trunk, tobacco, clapboard, buggies, one gold watch, various food items, etc. Account book also contains Horace H. Murch's written will with the heading at the top of the page "Cincinnati April 25, 1853." Following Murch's entries are several pages of accounts from 1858-1866. It appears that S. D. Carpenter was the new owner with her name written at the top of the account pages. Two receipts addressed to Sophie D. Carpenter are pinned inside the ledger pages in back. Several entries with sheet music, tickets, clothing, piano lessons, etc. are included. An advertisement (approx. 8" x 5") with the heading "Great Reduction in Dress Silks at De Land's Opposite Pike's Opera House" from "C. W. DeLand 74 and 76 West Fourth Street" is pinned on one of pages from 1861.
(Inventory #: 9265)