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Fort Kent (Me.) store ledger Edit

Summary

Identifier
MCC-00188

Dates

  • 1915 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: Unknown (Other)

Extents

  • .25 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    1 volume

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    “The Handy D Day-Book” or “Fort Kent Store Ledger” spans the year 1915. The first two printed pages show “Rates of Postage”; “Parcel Post Information” rates; “Population of States 1910"; Population of the Largest Cities in the U.S. Census 1910".

    Transactions were documented as they were taking place in this Fort Kent store in 1915. All transactions are written in English and items sold in the store consist mostly of groceries and household items. Names of customers appear at the head of the transactions. These documents shed light on how and what transactions were done in the years past.

    This is an original beige cloth and red leather bound store ledger measuring 19 cm wide by 40 cm long and believed to be from a Fort Kent area business. The names that appear in the ledger are presumably the names of Fort Kent town’s people in the 1915. The front cover has the title “The Handy D Day-Book”. The letters “Day-Book”, on the spine, are in gold color on a black background. The transactions in this ledger are handwritten and marked in pencil showing dates from April 27, 1915 through December 1915. The ledger is in good condition with worn-out red leather bound corners. Cover and pages are discolored and yellowed. Penmanship is very good to poor.
  • Language of Materials

    Collection materials are in English.
  • Restrictions

    No restrictions on access.
  • Copyright

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes
  • Preferred Citation

    Fort Kent (Me.) store ledger, MCC-00188, Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes, University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • Source of Acquisition

    Material was acquired from the Fort Kent Boy Scouts
  • Custodial History

    This original ledger was donated to the Acadian Archives by the Fort Kent Boy Scouts at an unknown date.

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