Part of Schantz Russell family fonds.
This ledger contains Tobias Schantz's business and personal accounts for several periods, 1865-1869, 1873-1879. Part of the ledger is filled with lists of orders taken for books between 1893 and 1898, and orders taken for nursery stock from E.D. Smith, ca. 1895, from Stone and Wellington, 1901-1902 and from J.N. Wismer. Unused space in the first part of the ledger is filled in with closely-written diary entries for 1871-1872 in which Tobias recounts his daily routine. Lists of family information, including birth dates, places, naming, school beginnings, etc. appear on p. 44-45 and . Other notes appear at random, including receipts, lists of hens set and poultry weights, copies of business letters, and "Cost of Church Trial" [this last found near the end of the ledger] dated 1895. Several items are laid into this ledger, including maps of Cuba, an engraving, a seed catalogue cover, a clipping, and an assessment notice to T. Schantz dated 1899.
Schantz Russell Family