Browne, Samuel and J. W. S. Browne, Account Book, 1844-1846.
J. W. S. Browne was the son of Samuel J Browne, a printer who published the Liberty Hall newspaper in Cincinnati and later the Cincinnati Gazette. J.W.S. Browne and his brother –in-law L.S. Curtiss began publication of the Weekly Commercial in 1843. This account book contains a variety of records, including rents collected, the purchase of merchandise, and expenditure for labor. The volume includes a detailed record of Samuel J. Browne’s purchase of a printing press, types, and other apparatus from James Graham in 1844.