• Danville, PA, Tailor, Provides Financial Record Between 1829-1840, Including Racing Whips, Travel

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    46 pp, 4 x 6, 1829-1840 expense record book for DAVID S. SCOTT of Danville, PA, recording sums paid to his father and others for clothing, a watch, seal. The book also contains records for hiring a wagon and paying for an eclectic group of items, services, including dance classes, watch crystals, cigars, postage, crackers, linen, boots, ammunitions, racing whip, trips to Towanda and Berwick.


    Payments involving numerous individuals, including John Reilly, A. Goodrich, E.S. Castle, James Difson, Peter Brady, John Hanna, Elias Ferguson, L.S. Ellsworth, John Conley, Samuel Hitchcock, Terence Reynolds, Morris Ready, Thomas Cogins, Isaac Post, Chester Park, Hugh Conners, Isaac Thorley, Isaac Post, John McLaughlin, John Spaulding, John McGuire, paying them for such items as horses, butter,


    SCOTT has written an autobiographical sketch in the back of the book in which he describes himself as a tailor.


    Large number of empty pages. Expected toning. Binding loose and loosely reattached with archival ape.


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