Charlotte, Vermontville, West Benton, Benton, Eaton Rapids and Potterville, MI, 1856-1859, 1861, 1864, 1866-1868, 1870-1876. Paperback. Good. Item #21-3077
The documents are varying sizes, mainly handwritten, toned, fragile (several are in pieces). The leather wallet is hand sewn, 9 x 3" and expands to 20 x 9", leather strips woven across the interior for the documents, a section of the leather strap has become un-sewn but is present, worn on the outside, overall good. George N. Potter, 1827-1902, arrived with his parents and siblings in 1844 and settled in what would become Potterville. Potter was a farmer and owned a lumberyard, a sawmill, a hotel and was one of the Peninsular Railway. Some of the contents: printed receipts from the Peninsular Railway (subscription for capital stock), letterhead "George N. Potter Dealer In Lumber, Shingles, Lathe And Building Material, Potterville", checks from the First National Bank of Charlotte, mortgage notes, purchases of various types of wood from Potter etc. Plus one undated promissory note to Potter "for the purpose of...procuring and fitting the ground and...transporting a portable steam saw mill....to the township of Benton." Comes with recent newspaper clippings and book promos on this brother Theodore and a typewritten (carbon) note from the previous owner stating that he bought it at an auction from a Potter descendant. Forty three promissory notes, receipts, etc., leather wallet, four newspaper clippings and promos and a note from the previous owner for a total of forty nine items, sold as is, as a lot only.