197, 28 pp, followed by empty leaves. Bound in original calf [slightly warped], raised spine bands. The ledger made by "A.C. Raymond, Bookseller, Stationer, and Blank Book Manufacturer, No. 203 Chapel Street, New Haven." Text clean, Very Good.
Hundreds of names are recorded in this ledger during a significant period of growth in this New England manufacturing city. New Haven County roads, streets, developments, and business establishments today memorialize men who appear prominently in this book: Hotchkiss, Nettleton, Peck, Wilmot, Atwater, Bassett, Townsend, Shepard, Blakeslee, White, and others. Transactions in real estate, promissory notes, loans, mortgages, banking, dividend and interest payments, business expenses indicate the strong pace of economic activity in the latter part of the 19th century. Item #37750