Henry's 1873 Diary

Henry Brown’s Accounting and Miscellaneous Notes in 1873 Diary

Notes in back of diary:

H. C. Morton & Son
Benton Harbor, Michigan

Jan 3d 1873
Mr Morton agreed to watch a chance for a place to put in a side and sky light and apprise me of as soon as possible.

Left Junction at 4 oclock and 10 minutes, arived at Kalamazoo 6 oclock and 50 minutes. Started from Kalamazoo 7 oclock and 51 minutes, arived at home 8 oclock and 20 mi.

Jay Olmsted, Muir, Mich
Photo

Gruse[?] Eradicator
1 oz Sal Soda ½ oz Borax
1/8 Salt petre 1 pt Soft water compound and all is ready. Apply with a woolen cloth

Hiram Crawford
430 North Clark St
Chicago, Ill

Oct 21, 73
Received of H. A. Brown 5.00 five dollars for board
Mrs Long

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Cash Account, January
Received Paid
2 Fare to Benton Harbor 1.9
Dinner at Junction 0.5
3 Board at Benton Harbor 1.5
Brazilian Nuts 0.1
Fair to Coloma 0.3
“ from “ to Junction 0.4
Junction to K 0.9
K to Galesburg 0.3
Peanuts 0.05
5.75

 

Cash Account, April
1873 Cash Acct Dr Cr
Apr 30 To Cash on hand 8.30
 “     “ By V for B 1.00
 “     “ “ Sugar 8# 1.00
May 6 “ Doctor bill 1.00
 “      “ “ One Hat 0.25
 “      “ “ Sundries 0.20
 “      “ “ Oysters 0.25
 “     8 “ Repairing bods 0.35
 “   17 “ Dr Johnson 4.00
 “    “ “ Cristar to watch 0.25
 “    “ “ Sundries 0.10
 “   19 To Cash 1.00
 “    “ By Medicine 0.75
 “    “ “ Tomatoes 0.06
 “   24 To Cash 1.00
 “    “ By Mescetoes 0.40
 “    “ “ Tea ½# 0.50
 “    “ “ 1 paper tacks 0.10

 

Cash Account, June
1873 Cash Acct Dr Cr
Jun 2 To Wing B. A 5.00
 “    “ By A???ica 0.10
 “    9 Haircut 0.25
 “  20 By Beer 0.15
 “   “ “ Rubber 0.06
 “  21 To Cash per J A H 5.00
 “   “ By Cars 2.90
 “   “ Omnibus and Hack 1.15
 “   “ “ Dinner 0.25
 “ 23 “ Cars 2.35
 “  “ “ Crackers 0.05
 “ 23 “ Beer 0.05
 “ 24 “ Shirts 1.80
 “  “ “ Factory 0.25
 “  “ “ Medicine 0.45
 “ 25 “ Rent to Muir 10.00
 “  “ “ Box 0.50
 “  “ “ Postage 0.18
 “  “ “ Nails 0.06
 “  “ To Cash of Father 10.00

 

Cash Account, July
1873 Received Paid
  3 To Cash 5.00
  “ By Nails 0.06
  “ “ Screws 0.08
  “ “ Leather 0.10
  “ “ Freight 4.95
 13 To Cash 20.00
 14 By Rope 0.09
  “ “ Pens and holder 0.05
  “ “ Postage 0.03
 15 “ Cars to Jackson 1.75
  “ “    “     “  Lyons 2.10
  “ “ Omnibus 0.25
 16 “ Freight 2.88
  “ “ Drayman 0.75
  “ “ Ball of Goods 8.55
  “ “ 2 gel crock 0.25
  “ “ Comb and brush 0.80
  “ “ Broom 0.35
  “ “ Paper & Env 0.02
 17 “ Wire 0.30
  “ “ Postage 0.03
 18 To Cash rc 0.75
  “ By Egg, Cork, Buttons 0.07
  “ Silk Thread 0.15
 19 To Cash Ric 1.90
 22 By Cash to bal 27.65 27.65

 

Cash Account, August
Received Paid
Jul 22 To Cash on hand 4.54
 “    “ By Glass & putty 0.85
 “    “ “ Paper and nuts 0.15
 “    “ “ Board 3.00
 “  23 “ Curtains 2.62
 “   “ “ ½ gal oil 0.18
 “  “ “ Starch 0.06
 “  “ “ Wire 0.30
 “ 24 “ Paint 0.35
 “ 24 “ Cotton flannel 0.10
 “ 25 “ Postage 0.03
 “  “ “ Glass and putty 0.25
 “ 26 “ Netting 0.15
 “  “ “ 3 Cigars 0.25
 “  “ To Week rec 14.05
 “ 27 By Washing 0.35
 “  “ “ Colars & paper 0.50
 “ 28 “ Postage .08 Med .40 0.48
 “ 29 “ Board 4.00
 “  “ “ Bill Goods 5.90
 “  “ “ Card board 0.05
 “  “ “ Nina 1.00
 “ 31 “ [?] 0.50
 “  “ “ Sundries 0.08
 “  “ “ Brandy Soda 0.15
Aug 2 To Weeks receipes 15.60
 “     “ By Cash to Ball 12.89
34.19 34.19

 

Cash Account, September
Received Paid
Aug 2 To Cash on hand by [?] 2.11
 “     “ “      “      “      “ 12.89
 “     “ By One Lamp Chimney 0.10
 “    4 By Silver 1.30
 “    “ “ Postage and egg 0.04
 “    “ “ Sewing 2.25 thread .8 0.33
 “    6 “ Board 3.50
 “    “ “ Nina 1.03
 “    “ “ Sponge 0.10
 “    7 “ Rent 8.50
 “    8 “ Postage 0.06
 “    “ “ Leese 0.50
 “    9 To Weeks rects 19.55
 “  11 By Paper & stamps 0.10
 “  12 “ Nina 5.03
 “  12 “ Board 3.50
 “  13 “ Nina 16.14
 “  15 “ Paper 28 Stamps 06 0.35
 “   “ “ Band 0.25
 “  16 “ Board 2.00
 “   “ “ Paper 0.07
 “   “ 7.05/1.80.4.40.1.40.6.40 21.05
 “   “ By Cash to Bal 12.70
55.60 55.60

 

Cash Account, October
1873 Received Paid
Aug 17 To Cash brought over 12.70
 “      “ By Soda Gum Netting 0.11
 “     18 “ Tacks on Neting 0.55
 “     19 “ Rent to Probasco 4.00
 “      “ “ Chalk line 0.10
 “      “ “ Board 1.50
 “     20 “ Hair cut, Aples 0.45
 “     21 “ Postage 0.10
 “     22 “ Cocked hat 0.10
 “      “ “ Bill of goods 20.75
 “      “ “ Errors 0.09
 “     23 To Weeks rect 13.05
 “     25 By Medicine 0.10
 “     26 “         “ 0.30
 “      “ “ Soap 10 Tacks 10 0.20
 “      “ “ Tea 30 Patatoes 13 0.43
 “      “ “ Stove pipe 0.35
 “     27 “ Windo Curtains 1.85
 “      “ “ Chairs 4.50
 “      “ “ Salt 0.10
 “      “ “ Tacks 20 Screws 05 0.25
 “     28 “ Apples 0.10
 “      “ “ E Notices 0.50
 “     29 “ ¾# Butter 0.15
 “      “ “ 2# Sugar 0.25
 “     30 To Weks receipts 7.49
 “      “ By Meat 0.10
 “      “ To Cash to bal 3.69
36.93 36.93

 

Cash Account, November
1873 Received Paid
Sep 1 By Cash to bal 3.69

 

Bills Payable, February
1873 Dolls. Cts.
 28 One Note to E. P. W 200.00 0.00

 

Bills Payable, July
 1983 Dolls. Cts.
 17 Warmer Merchant Paid
Cambrick 17½ yds 15 2.63
Oil ½ gal 35 0.18
 17 Ice Merchant 1 pail ice
 18 1 pail ice
 21 1   ”     “

 

Bills Payable, August
Jay Olmstead C
Jul 1 Comenced renting Phot rooms of
 “   “ To Cash on rent 10.00
 “ 21 “ Repairing roof
 “  “ “ Glass and putty 1.50
 “ 23 “ Lead pipe and putting it in 1.00
 “ 25 “ 1 10×18 glass and putting it in 0.50
 “ 29 “ 1 10×18 glass and putting it in 0.50
Aug 7 “ Cash 8.50
 “     “ “ Redicetion[?] 3.00
 “     “ By One quarter vent 25.00

 

Bills Payable, September
Mrs S. M. Long D C
Aug 3 By washing 0.70
 “     “ To Picture 0.20
 “     “ “ 2 Gems 0.50
 “     “ “ “    “ 0.50
 “    11 By Washing 0.30
 “    17 “        “ 0.40
 “    24 “        “ 0.40
 “    24 To 6 Gems 1.50
 “    31 By Washing 0.40
Sep 5 “        “ 0.40
 “    8 To 2 Gems 0.50
 “   12 “   “     “ 0.50
 “    “ By Extra Washing 0.20
 “   20 “ Washing 0.40
 “   21 “      “ 0.40

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Enamle for photos
1 oz white wax some turpintine some brams[?] some perfume

Jan 19th Henry, Ethan, Hannah, Pa and Ma, Louesa, Nancy & myself were at Mr Planks to dinner to day besides Fred Allerton, Mr & Mrs P, Will, Carrie, Mary & Becky.

Good negative colodion
Makes good Ferotypes[?] by adding about 1 gr of Bromide of Cadmion to each ounce and Dulute about 2/3 with AxE

March 2nd 1873 we were to Fathers all day to day. Father brung us home to night.

Toning Solution
30 oz Water
30 gs Acetate of Soda
30 gr Salt

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