64pp. Original black three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Binding heavily worn. Minor internal soiling. About very good. Day book kept by David Grieve of Saugerties, New York, detailing the accounts of the paper mill there, which Grieve helped found in October 1827. Grieve, an immigrant from Scotland, worked at the Saugerties paper mill, where he and three other Scotsmen were the first in this country to operate a Fourdrinier machine for the production of paper. This day book records the debits and credits of the mill, showing that some people made payment for their paper by way of services or other goods in trade. Some paid by washing and mending, while one woman paid "By making 8 shirts." The purchase of several "pine orchards" are recorded, as well, as is the purchase of linen. An interesting piece from the early days of this pioneering mill. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [MANUSCRIPT DAY BOOK KEPT BY DAVID GRIEVE OF...
Publisher: Saugerties, N.Y. 1827-1828.
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