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One hundred years ago, my great-grandfather Martain Haze Duke owned and operated a grocery store in Chickasha, OK. I have several of the account books for his store. I found the following loose note in one of them. The ink is faded in places, but still legible:
NoteInAccountBookCirca1908
"Mr duke i want 25 cts
Worth of arsh Potatoes
and a bar of barks Soap
just send a part of the
Potatoes and the Soap
for the Boy Cant Carry
them all and i Will
Send for the rest
Lee"


Edit:I decided to scan and load several pages from the ledger which covers the end of 1907, 1908, and the start of 1909. I found only a Lee surname.

AccountBook1907-027b AccountBook1908-144

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On March 28th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC), paul_carlson commented:
History is always fascinating, and this everyday item has a charm of its own.

IIRC, historians call this type of item Ephemera.
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