1800s Farmington Maine, Handwritten Ledger Book - Lemuel Perham For Sale

1804-40 Farmington Maine, Ledger/ Account Book - Lemuel Perham

Early handwritten account book belonging to Lemuel Perham (1764-1841) of Farmington, ME.Perham isburied in the Riverside Cemetery and wasmarried toMary (Butterfield), widow of John French.Theyhad nine known children, one of whom, Joseph Perham, was a physician - [See other listings for his ledger.]

134pp, 8" x 12."5" mostly filled, legible ink. Worn covers, loosening, marble paper covered boards, leather. Clean internally w/ expected wear; binding mostly secure. Overall VG.

Wide variety of goods and services, barter, etc.

Perham appears to have been a Jack-of-all- \trades. Noted -Nursing, cutting trowsers,surveying,running waggon, horse and sleigh to a number of locales, sale of farm goods, work done on the road, mugs of cider, board,sale of fish, Iron mantle tree. Much more. He signs one of the pages as a receipt.

Brief excerpts:

  • 1813 Mary Starling to Lemuel Perham...To nursing her six weeks in a sickness of a fever...rent of a room...boarding...
  • 1830 John Bradford - To a run of a Sleigh to Backus' corner
  • 1815 Silvanus Davis - Hemp, hemp seed, linseed oil, etc.
  • 1831 Elliot Marvel - To 2lb combed Flax, to horse and Chaise to the Falls by way of Pinkham.
  • 1815 Abel Butterfield - To 2 sheets Ginger bread, 1 Glass Rum
  • 1814 Samuel Butts - To supper, lodging, breakfast; horse journey to Portland; "To 7 hemlock trees cut on my land for timber for his mill."

More names: Abel Stoddard, Sally Hosmer, Jeremy Wyman, Joseph Starling, Leonard Merry, Col. Butterfield, John Savage, Daniel C. Church.....

Filled with interestinglocal history.



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1800s Farmington Maine, Handwritten Ledger Book - Lemuel Perham

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