Item MC43 - General Store of John Grimmer

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General Store of John Grimmer

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CA CCA MC43

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  • 1832 - 1833 (Creation)

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1.5 cm textual material

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Custodial history

Item was found in St. Stephen Town dump by Mrs. J. C. Miller's son in 1968. Mary K Stuart donated the ledger in 1977. Charlotte County Archives holds copyright.

Scope and content

Ledger records daily business activities related to General Store and Blacksmith work ; pages record as many as thirty transactions per sheet for purchases and blacksmith services ; many names are repeated throughout the documents ; and indicate an active and thriving business ; items sold include such dry goods as flannel, skeins of thread, and cotton, pints of rum and wine, fish, shoes, ox ring and shoes, tobacco, and molasses.

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Very poor condition. Cover is torn in half and only connected to the ledger by one thread ; the back cover is not attached; pages are dirty and yellowed; edges are torn and fragile; writing is legible.

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  • English

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Final

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Partial

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  • English

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