• 1839 Merchant Journal of Valentine Troop in Nova Scotia

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    8 ¼ x 12 ½, general store account book, laid paper watermarked W. Warren, 1839, ruled throughout, hundreds of pages all filled, recording purchases of eggs, fruit, cheese, socks, brandy, tobacco, potatoes, sugar, salt, tallow and other general store items, together with names, dates and amounts. Bound in contemporary half leather. Internal evidence that his book belonged to Valentine Troop (1822-1881) of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. The people listed seem to belong to the same county.

     

    Some damage to the binding and staining to contents. But a great example of early 19th century Nova Scotia commerce.

     

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