Abner Davis Book No. 1
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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.
- Davis, Abner, 1811- (Person)
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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.
1 volume (20 cm)
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Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Me. in November 2006.
On title page: Abner Davis, Fryeburg Addition, Book no. 1.
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- Dry-goods -- Prices Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- General stores -- Maine -- Stow Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Groceries -- Prices Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stow (Me.) -- Commerce Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stow (Me.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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