Cobbler's Manuscript Account Book c. 1827-1838, Andrews Emery (1806-1860) Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Folio format volume bound in contemporary sheepskin, each page lined, approximately 450 numbered pages; inscribed throughout with transactions, including lists of materials purchased, with prices, both for shoemaking work and other daily needs, along with work contracted and completed by Emery, with prices, and the names of clients and other very detailed information; sewing structure perished, binding detached from textblock, some pages loose and perhaps missing, 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
Andrews Emery's father was Daniel Emery (1782-1862),of Hillsborough, New Hampshire. The name Captain Thomas Adams appears repeatedly, a family connection. Daniel Emery was adopted by his deceased mother's sister Polly, who was married to Lt. Thomas Adams. Half of Adams's estate was left to Emery on the latter's death.
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