Handwritten Ledger of Dr. Alfred Andrews Account Records 1880-86
Place Published: Nova Scotia
Publisher: [Dr. Alfred Roscoe Andrews]
Date Published: 1880-86
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING MANUSCRIPT LEDGER
Folio - 4-7/8 x 12-3/4 inches. There are 120 pages (page numbers noted in pencil on each top page) in the ledger along with a number of pasted in notes. Covers very worn with inside pages in good condition. Early Handwritten ledger, to keep the accounts of a Dentist / Doctor, in earlier days of Nova Scotia. The ledger owner is considered Dr. Alfred Roscoe Andrews based on some of the pasted in notes found inside the diary. Entries include "To attend wife (night), extract tooth, set arm, to attend to wife comfort. With payments by cow, sheep, chicken, work on buggy, sleigh repair, by books, by cords of wood, etc. Bound in original marbled paper over boards with cloth backstrip. Includes notes tipped in. A window into rural country life in covering with entries and notes dating from 1880-86 in Nova Scotia.
"Alfred R. Andrews died on September 20, 1935, at Auburn, N. S., at the age of eighty-five. Besides his wife, Myra, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. William Ryan, two brothers survive, G. W. and Arthur, both of Middleton. Dr. Andrews was born in London, England in the year 1849. He came to Canada when quite young and spent his boyhood days at Victoria Vale, N. S. He spent several years teaching school, after which he took a medical course at the Halifax Medical College graduating in 1879. After taking a special course for the eye, ear, nose and throat, he practised for a number of years in Middleton. From Middleton he moved to Malden, Mass., where he spent thirty years in a large and successful practice. Two years ago he came back to Nova Scotia, and with his wife resided at the home of the late Rev. William Ryan. Dr. Andrews was a man of exemplary character, with high ideals, beloved and highly esteemed by all those with whom he came in contact." quoted from: CMAJ 33: 1935 p 702.
Very Good. Item #7495