March 26th, 2009


An Old Grocery Note

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:
"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

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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