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The Victoria Allen collection

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Note used to wrap merchant's bills from 1840's


Old bills kept by Grandmother Burnham (b 1826 d. 1908) at the time of her marriage in 1844 to William G. Burnham. Household furnishings & supplies for setting up housekeeping Also some mason's bills, etc. for the building of the house.

Amt given in shillings as well as dollars & cents, a shilling equal to 162/3 cents.

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