1866 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DIARY OF COMMERCE, ECONOMY AND HOME LIFE OF AN IMPORTANT ONEIDA AREA OF WEST CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE POSTMASTER OR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE1100
On offer is a very interesting post Civil War record of historical financial. commercial and governmental dealings being an original manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified writer [there are many, many clues that should help pinning down the writer for a local historian or collector of the Amboy/Oneida area of New York] who appears to be an important local given the large sums of monies he holds and collects regarding mortgages, fees, taxes, postage etc. He is also the Supervisor [postal we believe] servicing the area as he mentions many local trips including: Williamstown, Durhamville, Hillsboro, Constantia, Utica, Albany, Rome [hurt himself getting off cars in Rome], Oswego and Camden. There are copious notes in this page-a-day book; recordings of monies in and out plus the author records progress on his military reports including the input of others under his authority. He also records the everyday and mundane things such as taking his horses to the farrier, fixing the runner on his sleigh, paying his personal workers for chores and repairs. Other notes include a mailed report for Post Master General, his being sent to act as Surrogate for Deloss Banwell, a "traveler stayed all night said he was poor paid nothing", mortgages, loans, appraisals, delivering stamps, dealing with road warrants, estates and writing his supervisor's report ++++. He is married and has 2 daughters. We believe both a daughter and his wife are named Ellen. Many dozens and dozens of names including: John Lewes, John Foils, William Brown, Ashbell Orton [online reference to him as resident of Williamstown and a lumberman], John Dun, George Wilkinson, Mrs. Margaret Dykes, Mrs. Samuel, William Barnes, Charles Callner, John Whaley, G.W. Sergeants, Malcom McIntyre, Ben Butler, William Goweley, William Dudley, Burton Blowes, Jacob Fulmer of Dutch Fork, Dr. Allen of Cleveland who treated his wife in Constantia during her vacation. Overall VG.; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; WESTERN NEW YORK, AMBOY, CAMDEN, WILLIAMSTOWN, LUMBER, CONSTANTIA, ONEIDA, SYRACUSE, ROME, ROCHESTER, ALBANY, COMMERCE, ECONOMY, POST OFFICE, POSTAL, RECONSTRUCTION ERA, CIVIL WAR ERA, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, DIARY, JOURNAL, LOG, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, DIARIES, JOURNALS, LOGS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, AMERICANA, Als, antiquité, contrat, vélin, document, manuscrit, papier Antike, Brief, Pergament, Dokument, Manuskript, Papier oggetto d'antiquariato, atto, velina, documento, manoscritto, carta antigüedad, hecho, vitela, documento, manuscrito, papel.
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