Morton Smith Company. Record book, 1834-1835 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection contains a record book from the Morton Smith Company located in Rock Island County, Illinois. The company sold and repaired farm equipment.
The business record book contains lists of customers' account balances from 1834 to 1835. The records kept each patron's name, date, payment due, and serviced provided. Examples of services the company provided for customers include shoeing horses; mending enclosures, chain links, tongs, and ploughs; sharpening and shining tools; and building wagons.
The Library purchased this record book in the spring of 2016. It was acquired with printed ephemera purchased for the Van Norman, Clarendon, Jr., Collection of Lincoln and Illinois Ephemera (MS 852).