File 4 - Ledger, 1840s-1860s

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Ledger, 1840s-1860s

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CA RBD MSG 1145-4

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  • 1845-1869 (Creation)
    Curtis, Enoch, 1805-1886

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3 cm of textual records (1 bound volume, 211, [12] p.) ; 31 x 19 cm.

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Enoch Curtis was a tanner, currier, and small landowner from Clarenceville, Quebec (St-George-de-Clarenceville, Missisquoi). The town was founded by Loyalists fleeing the American Revolutionary War, including Isaac Salls of Long Island and three laborers, Amasa Curtis, David Wilcox, and Stephen Wilcox. Amasa Curtis (1767-1837) and his wife Hannah (1765-1831) had eight children, among them Enoch Curtis's father, William Moses (b. 1795), a farmer. Enoch Curtis married Lucretia Colton (1803-1883) in Clarenceville on 14 October 1827. The couple had four children: Edmund Henry (1829-1852 , married Maria Salls), Matilda Jane (1831-1899 , married George Nelson Clark), Marshall Tyler (1836-1843), and Myron Vertunon (b. 1843, married Louisa Conant). He worked as a tanner and currier in Rouville country, residing at Colwell Manor (Saint Armand Methodist Church of Canada index of baptisms, marriages, and burials [1837-1970]). By 1843, he is described as a yeoman and resided in Foucault county.

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Consists primarily of financial ledger in half leather binding with marbled paper boards. The first 211 numbered pages from the beginning contain business accounts using single-entry bookkeeping method. Volume also includes daybook for the years 1846-1852, found on pages [1]-[10] (volume was flipped for additional use as a daybook; pages numbers are as counted from end of volume). Pages [21-23] from end of volume contain two leaves of lists of money received and money paid out, dated September 21, 1859.

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Some foxing.

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Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown: "Campbell Bryson, Bookseller, Stationer, Blank Book Manufacturer, General Binder, &c. No. 24 Saint Fran├žois Xavier-Street, Montreal."

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Slips of paper containing calculations, additional accounting information, pen trials, ink blots, and occasional letters and receipts are found laid in throughout ledger section, daybook section, and intervening blank pages (including one note fixed to p. 161 with a pin). One larger circle-shaped sheet laid in before p. 1 contains additional financial figures from 1875-1879.

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