Grant R. Stone
A ledger book with the name of Grant R. Stone, 1885 Oswego, NY on it, contains various business notations and what looks like an accounting of church finances. The ledger is manufactured by Reynolds & Reynolds, Dayton, O and is known as Consecutive Book No. 4 1/3, Patented June 22, 1875.
On the inside cover is a hand written notation "Sales Book".
The following is some of the notations in the book that might give a glimpse into life at that time.
1879 Albany July 1- H. B. Bryant and H. D. Stratton commenced business wit the following resources, gains, and loses to be awarded equally.
Sold Robt Van Schaik for cash 100 yds print @ 11¢, 75 yds print @ 10¢, 20 yds ?? @ 95¢, 80 yds Lowell @ 10¢.
1879 Brooklyn April 1 - James Lester & Robert Brown enter into partnership this day as cabinet & furniture makers under the firm title Lester & Brown.
Mr. Lester transferring the assets & liabilities of a formal business and Brown an equivalent in cash as per terms contract.
Jas Lester invest as follows
Material & unfinished work 2500.00
Tools and implements 300.00
Bal of David Owens acct 230.00
Bal of Thos Webster acct 37.30
Bal of T. Payell 275.00
May 1 - Sold Peter Jaminson cash 1 Sleepy Hollow Chair $18.00
May 15 - Sold C. J. Darby cash 1 set furniture $75.00, 1 Tete a tete $30.00, 1 Sofa $60.00
July - Sold A. S, Low on acct 1 Rose tete tete $60.00, 1 Bedstead $20.00, 6 chairs $25.00, 1 table $15.00
1880 Oswego Feb 1 - Commenced business with the following resources and liabilities take from the balance sheet of previous ledger.
Resources Cash on hand $1822.20
Bill receivable $1171.50
Feb 1 - Commenced business in the Boot and Shoe trade. Resources - Cash on hand $2000. A note signed by Jas H. Jewett and endorsed
by R. D. Sherman at $30 d's from Jan 10th last with interest at 06 interest due on the time. Due from Dr. Jas P. Whiteand Geo Howard
Liabilities - A note from L. B. Danforth and endorsed by T. B. Stanley $896.51 at 60 dl's from Dec 5th instant due on time from date.
Due G. M. Warner on acct $293.11
Feb 6 - Bot D. Bailey on acct 20 bbls sugar, 5000 lb @ 11.25¢
Feb 7 - Sold J. T. Hoag on acct 5 bbls, 1250 lbs 12 1/2¢, Rec'd in payment cash $100, Balance on accct $56.26.
Feb 11 -Paid my note of the 2nd instant cash $350.00
March 31 - Inventory Mdse. 100 bbls Flour @ $7.00, 50 bbls Salt @ $2.13, 600 lbs Tea 65¢, 800 lbs Coffee .25¢.
Expenses Office safe valued at $250, Books 50.
July 1- G. R. Stone commenced the grain Commission business investing cash $6000
July 2 - Bot D. Woods for cash 2000 bu w. oats @45¢
July 7 - Rec'd from G. H. Wheeler and acct of sales of the shipt made 3 rd inst. My net proceed remitted in cash $435.
1889 August 18 List of Subscribers for Parsonage
Harvey Burt 10.00 C. A. Stone 10.00 W. P. Owens 10.00
W. P. Omans 10.00 Mrs. S. Rhodes 10.00 Chas. Stone 10.00
Mrs. Wm. Burt 5.00 H. E. Stone 5.00 Mrs. L. Turner 5.00
A. Whitemore 5.00 Heil Stone 5.00 Mrs. N. Guile 3.00
S. Kane 3.00 Geo. Guile 3.00 Mrs. Mary Mattison 3.00
Chas. Yule 2.00 Thos. Welch 2.00 Mrs. Stiles 2.00
D. H. Powers 25.00