The Small Sherman Notebook

Work in Progress

The cover seems to have "Records Book" printed on it. The entries are in three sections. The front contains miscellaneous notes written sideways from the front to the center, including addresses. The first date is 1827. Five pages have been cut out at the end of this section.

The middle begins after a few blank pages and is written with it held as the cover is shown. This is all transactions from the dry goods store beginning with 1821 and ending with 1828. There are pages cut out throughout this section. Since there are so few entries, and they all seem to be for credit, this was either used when the day book was not available, or it was only used for credit items.

The last section is personal business and Quaker meeting notes. The entries are sideways beginning at the back cover and continuing to the center. This section has been scanned in that order. This may be a continuation of the front section. The first date listed is 1832 and the last is 1845.

The original entries use the traditional Quaker dating style of month numbers (9th mo) instead of a name. The entries are best quoted exactly as they are written, instead of assuming that January or March was the first month.

Scans, which are at least 300 kb, are double pages except where the edge of a cut page interferred with viewing one page, or when the second page was blank. Numbers are for convenience. None of the pages were numbered.

Page One
Asa Sherman, Taylor & Reed, Cottnells (?), Benjamin Stanton

Page 2
"List of Persons to whom I have given Fnds [Friends] Testamony" Seth Anthony, Daniel Tisdale, Robert P. Lee, William Cranston, Wodow Carr, James Sherman, William Bathes (?) wife, William Nichols, Ann Carpenter (?).
George Anthony, Walter Sherman

Page 3
William Easton, Joseph Barker, Joshua Macheel (or Machul), Jesse Macheel, Joseph Greene, Henry Gould, John Mitchell, Arrabella Cowley (?)
"To stop the flowing of sap of threes when trimed equal parts beeswas mutton tallow & rossin dissolved together."

Page 4
George Anthony, Rebecca Bradford, Brownell, Lawton

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Page 7a left half Page 7b right half

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Page 13a left half and Page 13b right half

Page 14a left half and Page 14b right half turned for viewing

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Last Section

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