James Annesley store ledger sheet.
Although it is quite difficult to read, this ledger appears to go
from 1857 through to the 1920's. George Jarvis was
appointed Post Master in 1857. The first entries are
believed to be records of the money order system which was first put
into place with dates of 1858, but then goes on to record general
purchases from the store in 1920 , such as "Cuffs" as well as
other sundry items, which were paid for "Cr by Potatoes"
the next year in October James paid his account worth
Why the vast difference in the years? Perhaps there was a shortage of ledger books and they used an old book which still had spare pages. Perhaps some scholar can shed some light on this.
(Currency value: £1 was worth 20 shillings., there were 10 pennies in a shilling, hence the top of the ledger £.s.d.)