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Collection of official US post office ledgers and ephemera 1825-1927
v.d. as below, V.p, 1833. An interesting collection of early USPS ephemera and manuscript ledgers recording postal business. The collection includes three ledgers and 17 items of office ephemera, primarily from Pennsylvania and Maine, comprised of the following. Ledger, small 4to, pp. [62]. Quarter calf over paper covered boards. Records dated 1833-1838, mostly recording drafts from local postmasters in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire, received by the Postmaster General. Text mostly on rectos, very good and legible. Ledger, small folio, pp. ~82 in two sections with a large portion of unused leaves in between. A register of orders organized by customer, with dates from 1827-1829. Mostly postage, but with a number of entries for a variety of newspapers, including the New England Farmer, Youth Companion, Boston Patriot, Christian Mirror, Portland Advertiser, NE Palladium, and so on. A later note identifies this ledger as coming from Dublin, NH, although the most prominent name is Daniel W. Lord, possibly the businessman from Massachusetts and Maine. Full calf, wear and tide marks, good and legible. Ledger, small folio, pp. ~70 followed by unused leaves. Records dated 1843-1850. A few leaves of scrap paper and a loose ledger sheet laid in. A register of post office boxes and their accounts, recording mail in, including newspaper delivery of papers such as the Boston Courier, National Protestant, New York Observer, Sailor's Magazine, etc. Customer names place the ledger somewhere near Hopkinton NH, half reverse calf over marbled boards, boards rubbed, gutte … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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