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Abner Davis Book No. 1

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1193-sc

Scope and Contents

Daybook kept by Abner Davis in 1830 and 1831 recording purchases presumably at his general store in Stow, Maine. The volume gives names of customers, their purchases and prices paid for both groceries and dry-goods. Items bought include broadcloth, silk, tea, gin, yarn, eggs, etc.

Dates

  • 1830-1831

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Abner Davis, a resident of Stow, Maine, was born in 1811, the son of Sylvanus and Phebe (McDonald) Davis. He married Dolly Abbott, and they had two children, Edward H. Davis, born in 1838, and Emily Davis, born in 1841. Abner Davis was a Methodist minister and a justice of the peace as well as a store owner and tavernkeeper. By 1853, he was living in Milan, New Hampshire.

Extent

1 volume (20 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Daybook kept by Abner Davis in 1830 and 1831 recording purchases presumably at his general store in Stow, Maine. The volume gives names of customers, their purchases and prices paid for both groceries and dry-goods. Items bought include broadcloth, silk, tea, gin, yarn, eggs, etc.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Me. in November 2006.

General

On title page: Abner Davis, Fryeburg Addition, Book no. 1.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Abner Davis Book No. 1
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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