The Haverhill Historical Society recently
purchased a small ledger belonging to Henry Page.Page must have been a traveling salesman as
some of this ledger is devoted to a trip beginning in late September 1837 to
Burlington (VT), to Whitehall (NY) to Albany, to Buffalow (sic), to Toledo, to
Adrin (sic) (MI), to White Pigeon (MI), and so on.Entries are mostly for food and lodging, but
there are entries for the likes of "blackening boots" and an
occasional whiskey. There are a few entries by a Nathl Bailey and Henry H. Page
& Company.Leather ledger measures
approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" with approximately 30 pages,
unpaginated. A little more than half of the pages have entries, some text is
easier to read than others.
Further research will commence later this year.
The Haverhill Historical Society thanks Peter J. Michaud for bringing this
volume to the Board's attention. It was purchased on e-bay from a collector in
Rumney, NH, whose description is found above.