Handmade twenty-year ledger from a Pennsylvania physician documenting his purchases of medicine and supplies between 1861 and 1880. David Zerbe.
Handmade twenty-year ledger from a Pennsylvania physician documenting his purchases of medicine and supplies between 1861 and 1880
Handmade twenty-year ledger from a Pennsylvania physician documenting his purchases of medicine and supplies between 1861 and 1880
Handmade twenty-year ledger from a Pennsylvania physician documenting his purchases of medicine and supplies between 1861 and 1880

Handmade twenty-year ledger from a Pennsylvania physician documenting his purchases of medicine and supplies between 1861 and 1880

Marietta, Pennsylvania: 1861-1880. Wraps. The cover of this 53-page handbound manuscript ledger measures approximately 5.25” x 8” although individual leaves vary in size between 3.75” x 6.25” and 4.5” x 7.5”. Entries are recorded legibly in pencil, and the pages are in nice shape. The binding is sound; however, the cover has some rodent predation.

The compiler’s information is found on several pages including one leaf that was made from the front cover of a postally used envelope.

Each page lists purchases (quantity, item, price) from an individual supplier in chronological order; the earliest is “1861 oct 25th”. Entries include ground orange peel, Amber oil, gum Myrrha, quicksilver, vials with cork, extract of Logwood, Rhubarb, turpentine, Nitric Acid, Alcohol, camphor, paper boxes, oil of peppermint, Aloes, Zedoary, Agaricus, Borax, Salve, Yellow Bees Wax, Styrax, Gum Benzoin, Peruvian Balsam, Eather, Lavender, and many, many more. Very good. Item #009499

Price: $300.00

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