May 30th, 2012 by Tracey Kry and Tom Knoles
Apothecary and General Merchandise Ledger, 1859-1863
This ledger belonged to an unknown apothecary and general store owner in Vermont. The volume is arranged chronologically and lists daily notes and transactions for the business. A very active business is illustrated in this volume, with many transactions happening each day. Entries include items sold and prices, including many medications such as morphine, patent medicines, oils and ointment such as Russian salve. In addition to medications, as a general merchandiser the owner sold items such as soap, flour, snuff, tobacco, Shaker brooms, silk and cottons.