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Ledger from the New Sumner House, C.A. Sumner, Proprietor. Akron, December 1884 to December 1886.

16 x 11, half leather, unpag (152pp). Covers fair/poor, contents have soiling, smudging, front outer/inner hinge cracked, loose signatures, text block cracked. Although this is a hotel register it was not used for that purpose. There are 52 pages of accounts payable (to whom and amount paid, but not what was bought), 55 pages of handwritten poetry, 3 pages of architectural drawings (house) and 42 blank pages. Some of the businesses: Lord & Taylor, Strawbridge and Clothier, Columbia Rubber, Gallup Novelty Works, Jamestown Worsted Mills, Ohio Suspender Co. They were located in New York, Mich., Penn., Mass., Conn. and Ohio. Between 1889-1890, Sumner was a partner in an installment company in Detroit, by 1896 he and his brother Carl were sole owners. COMES WITH: Sumner Installment Co. letterhead, dated 189-, order area filled in w/ poetry, three small lined sheets of paper (drawings and notes) and five photographic images (four photos and cabinet card) Charles A. Sumner, his father Edward, his uncle Gov. Increase Sumner (printed photo), his brother Carl, his parents. A modern day descendant has said that these Sumners were related to Senator Charles Sumner from Mass, the anti-slavery advocate.


Book Id: 97-6220

Price: $350.00

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