1890 - 1893 DayBooks of Lutz & Bro.
Washington D.C. Tack Shop
A fascinating hand written record of sales by this Washington D.C. company from June, 1890 to September, 1893. The two large volumes measure 17" x 8", weigh 13 pounds and contain a total of 1156 pages - all completely filled with entries. The customers recorded include U.S. senators, many livery and express companies, many U.S. government offices, such as Bureau of Engraving and Printing, The District of Columbia Water Dept, Navy Pay Office, as well as the Insane Asylum, the Marshall's office, Dist of Columbia Police Dept., Garfield Hospital, and Woodward & Lothrup. Each entry includes the customer's name, the items purchased and their cost. The items include hair collars, Irish collars, many whips, hames, hame straps, bridles, rosettes, buckles, ornaments on traces, much harness and saddle repair work, hoof dressing, axle grease, castile soap, sheepskins, blankets, and even a dog collar and a pocket book. If you are looking for reference to someone who lived in Washinton at the time and owned a horse, he is likely in this book. There are many senators, doctors and professors. Prof A.G. Bell was a frequent customer.
The leather covered hard covers are fair, the inside pages are in good condition and still quite capable of heavy use. The handwriting is quite legible throughout both books.
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