Treasurer's Register Montgomery County Indiana 1879 Leather Ledger Antique Record Book

Treasurer's Register Montgomery County Indiana 1879 Leather Ledger Antique Record Book


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This huge old treasurer's register book is a treasure trove of historical and genealogical information! It is from Montgomery County, Indiana 1879-1881. Communities listed include: Wayne, Waynestown, Ripley, Scott, Sugar Creek (Sugar Grove), Franklin, Walnut, Clark, Ladoga, Waveland, New Ross, Madison, Brown, Union, Coal Creek, Crawfordsville.

Some of the expenses recorded: coroner’s inquest, criminals, insane asylum, blind asylum, deaf and dumb asylum, house of refuge, female prison, new jail, county asylum, insane hospital, the poor. Other expenditures were for bridges, railroads, ditches, drains, highways, juror fees, repair to public buildings, fuel and light, books & stationery. Revenues include dog taxes, special tuition, liquor licenses. There are far too many names to list.

Book is shabby, but binding is sound. Spine is crumbling leather with gilt titles. Some of the pages have light foxing. There were several entry makers, as there are at least four different handwriting samples. The ink in one section has faded (example in last photo). Approx 240 sheets/480 pages. Of these, only about the last 21 sheets/42 pages are blank.

Exterior measurements are about 16 x 12 x 2-1/8 inches. Made by William B. Burford, successor to Braden & Burford, Indianapolis. His stationery store was at 36 West Washington., the printing offices were at 40 South Meridian St. This gorgeous old book is so very HEAVY! Besides being full of historic information, this beautiful - if shabby - decorative book would make a great addition to your bookshelf or coffee table.

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