• Merchant Ledger Journal Includes Sales Of Military Uniforms, Coats For Officers, Privates

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    A.J. Linscott of Santa Cruz, CA, Merchant Ledger Journal, 8 1/4 x 13, 98 pp, 1887-88, of dozens of sales and purchases of clothing, hardware items, such as coffee mills, cleavers, porcelain door knobs as well as military coats for officers and privates sent to G.H. Shattuck of New York. An additional 50 military uniforms were sent to L.L. Sprague of Kingston, PA. Seven military coats were sold to W.F. McLennan of Washington. Sales crisscross the country with items being shipped to San Francisco, Chicago, Boston.


    This journal may have been used by a former student of Chestnutwood’s Business College following his schooling.  The school could have also sold product. One page is an accounting for cash on hand at Chestnutwood, including money used to purchase inventory. Chestnut’s stamp appears at the beginning of the journal, claiming to be “The cheapest first class college on the Pacific Coast.”


    Beautiful penmanship, very clean with light toning. Cloth covers have some toning and light staining, but are intact.


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