The Annotation — The Expense Account of Two 1830s Cattle Drovers

Yesterday's transcription, The Expense Account of Two 1830s Cattle Drovers, offered a fascinating glimpse into the partnership between my great to the third grandfather, John P. Minor, and Lot Lantz.  As with my checkbook today, I reviewed the ledger's figures with a scattered focus.  Does all of this accounting add up?  Meh!  Close enough! The … Continue reading The Annotation — The Expense Account of Two 1830s Cattle Drovers

Amanuensis Monday: The Expense Account of Two 1830’s Cattle Drovers

A hearty thank you to John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch, creator of Amanuensis Monday, for the gentle nudge to keep transcribing those family documents. The yellowed paper was creased and worn, but the 179 year old ink was as black as the note I penned last week to my daughter. 20th of September 1832 John P Minor has … Continue reading Amanuensis Monday: The Expense Account of Two 1830’s Cattle Drovers