1883 STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA - BUSINESS LEDGER 2,000 Entries with Full Names GENEALOGY
LEDGER for a GENERAL GROCER & MERCHANDISE STORE in STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. Hardcover Ledger / Day Book, cloth covered boards with leather corners, 8x17 inches, lined inner pages, 162 pages running from April 2, 1883 to October 22, 1883. (The ledger originally had more than 162 pages, but all pages after 164 have been torn out.) There are approximately 2,000 entries. Each entry has the client's name (usually a full name), a description of the item(s) sold, the price of the goods purchased, and whether paid or unpaid. There are 100s and 100s of Names. It seems that Everyone who lived in Stroudsburg in 1883 shopped at this store. Just a few of the names, picked at random, are: Jerome S. Williams, Casper (aka Caspar) Metzger, John Tidd, John Shiffer, Thomas Stemple, Frank Fetherman, Amos Shoemaker, Charles Everitt, Peter P. Shaffer, Charles Woehrle, Samuel Hood, Henry Pye, Thomas Stemple, and many, many, many more. Items sold include: Old Judge Cigarettes, Cigars, Eggs, Peanuts, Matches, Pails, Corn Powder, Maple Sugar, Sacks, Tea Cakes, Barrell Crackers, Fruit Jars, Journals, Texas Jack, Envelopes, Manilla Paper, Rags, Candy, etc. etc. Condition: The covers are soiled, have spotting and some marks, and the leather covered corners are worn; nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job well. Internally, the first 16 pages and the last 2 pages have some large tears, some a few inches long, and chips. The tears are mostly closed tears that run across some of the entries. Many of the tears could be repaired with tape. There is a piece missing from the top of pages 9/10 and 15/16 that removes most of the first entry on all of those pages. A few other pages here and there have some tearing and wear at their blank top margin. As noted above, all the pages after 162 were torn out of this ledger. The paper remnants of the torn out pages remain at the rear. Despite these flaws, this ledger remains solid, with pages that are bright, clean and clear. The handwriting, filling every one of the 162 pages, is dark, easy to read, and fully legible. Want to know who lived in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, in 1883? This genealogically rich ledger will tell you!