[Cheese-Manuscript] Vermont Cheese Co. Account Book

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Wells, VT, 1871-1873. 72 pages written, 62 blank. 15.5 x 10 cm. Leather notebook with flap and pocket, property of R.M.(W?) Lewis, Wells, VT. Handwritten notebook with 16 additional daily accounts using “Lake Austin Woolen Mill” letterhead for this cheese factories daily tally. Ledger describes what seems to be a cheese coop with dividends divided per day, report of the season, most milk received in one day (June 16th – 9195 gallons?), days cheese was made per year (207), etc. Wells, VT rests on the edge of Rutland county and in 1870 the populations total was 430 people. In the early 1800’s a dam was built on Lake St. Catherine which enabled industry such as a woolen mill, wood working shop, and cheese factory to thrive. Covers worn, joints cracked but holding, 2 cm. loss of leather to tail of spine. Orig. leather account book with pocket. Good. Leather bound.