Account book, 1886,1891.


Account book, 1886,1891.

Account book of lumber shipped, manufactured, or bought by the J.S. Stearns Lumber Company, May 1886-February 1891. Account book includes: dates; names of railroad companies and railroad car numbers materials that shipped the lumber; names of companies that purchased lumber, their locations and accounts; types of material purchased, including size, length, feet, price, and amount; and freight, rebate, and net costs. The vast majority of lumber was shipped to Pennsylvania.

1 v., 98 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 7397678

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