LOT 1873 antique CHACE/NEWKIRK CHECKBOOKS~VETERAN 14th HUDSON NY history lawyer

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 05, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

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LOT 1873 antique CHACE/NEWKIRK CHECKBOOKS~VETERAN 14th HUDSON NY history lawyer

This listing is for the lot of 3 hardcover checkbooks with handwritten receipts/stubs from the NEWKIRK & CHACE estate in Hudson NY. Great manuscript/ephemera historical lot.

Hardcover, marbled paper over board, with wear as shown. One has Newkirk's name written inside front cover.

Dates of the books are 1873, 1877, 1883. The thin one measures approx 8.5 x 3.5".

Great ephemera lot here for altered art work too!

Research from online:

Located midway between New York City and Albany, Hudson was an important commercial, whaling and transportation hub and the seat of Columbia County. Newkirk, Chace and Snyder were three of the city's most prominent attorneys. By 1869 Snyder left Chace, who formed a new firm with Newkirk. As previously stated, this ledger records expenses, along with brief descriptions of cases and other legal services. Taken together, they offer excellent insights into the social history of Hudson during the mid-nineteenth century. Truly fascinating snapshot into the Reconstruction age law practice in NY. The owner of the ledger was Frank B. Chace (from his family's estate, to be honest), a well known lawyer as well as Columbia County Civil War hero; he was shot in battle and sat on the field wounded
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