Lot 46 of 539:
Account book for Placer County store 1892  

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Manuscript ledger book, evidently from a general store in Foresthill, California, listing customers, the products purchased, and amounts of the purchases


Foresthill, CA




480 pp. Filled out in ink and pencil. 31x19 cm (12¼x7½"), canvas covers, leather corners and spine labels. 

Fascinating and revealing look at the commerce of a general store in the Placer County town of Foresthill, a mining community first settled in 1850, and by 1880 one of the largest towns in Placer County. Evidently an account book, for purchases possibly on credit, with the buyers named, what they bought, and for how much. The products include tobacco, sardines, butter, rope, nails, milk, axe handles, coffee, whiskey, wine, ginger snaps, school books, potatoes, soap, lard, ham, and much more. A label on the cover indicates it covered from Aug. 19 to Dec. 11, 1892.

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Some staining and wear to covers, very good.

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