FRANCIS PINGREE 1826 - 1845 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT COBBLER'S LEDGER AND SUPER RELIC OF NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMERCE AND ECONOMY
SUNAPEE MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA 1826 Good Manuscript
On offer is a super manuscript ledger with entries dated between 1826 -1845 handwritten by Francis Pingree of Sunapee, New Hampshire. Pingree's main business was as a shoe maker and cobbler but he was also a day laborer and his entries reflect the hardscrap daily life an economy in early 19th century America, with services rendered including: mending shoes, bricking chimney, carting earth, working on highway, haying and much more. The ledger also has many entries for items purchased, including cheese, rum, honey, and much more. The many, many dozens of names will delight local historians and collectors. Names include: George Currier, Nathan Smith, Moses Mussey, William Trow, Caphion Pilsbury, James Dunlap, Benjamin Colby, Moses Eastman, Joseph Perkins, Caleb Emerson, Eli Davis, Stephen Page, William Lowell, Obadiah Johnson, William Miller, John Smith, Reuben Kidder, Timothy Chase+++. Towns include: Plainfield, Danbury, Springfield, Newport++. Bio Notes: Francis Pingree (b. Aug 13, 1770 - d. Jan 1853), married Melicent Chase; lived near Sunapee Lake [Wendall], adopted a child Eunice Bickford. Leather and paper boards binding, 7 3/4" x 6 1/4". Boards are mildly scuffed and stained with bumped corners. Interior has ruled pages, unpaginated but 3/4 filled (about 100 pages). G+.