Shop Day Book; Unknown maker; 1892; CR2003.002


Shop Day Book

About this object

Day Book - a record of daily purchases made from a haberdashery type store in Cromwell from Dec 24 1892 to Sept 30 1893. The book belonged to the father (John Ferris) of Colin Ferris who were both shopkeepers in Cromwell. It was one of two books donated in a box, the other is a ledger (CR2003.001).
The purchases include muslin, calico, sateen, wool, ribbon, scissors, Christmas cards, hats, pinafore, umbrella, boot laces etc. Some well known local identities were customers eg Hotop, Stumbles, McNulty, Ritchie, Partridge etc.
Inside the front cover are stamp stickers remnants. The entries in the book are written in pencil.


Unknown maker

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Medium and Materials


Inscription and Marks

Sticker on front cover - "Rough Day Book Dec 24th - 1892 to Sept 30 1893"

Inside front cover - "Book belonged to the father (John) of Colin Ferris shopkeeper in Cromwell. My daughter Jean Wilson married Colin Ferris" signed ?? Wilson


L 400mm X 160mm X 30mm

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

History - District

Subject and Association Keywords

Business Records & Documents

Named Collection

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Ledgers & papers

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