This account book (88 pages) contains information about a saloon owner's personal and professional expenses from January 1889-December 1890. Internal evidence suggests that this may have been the Leonard Brothers Saloon, located on Edmond Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Collection processed and finding aid created by S. W. and Meg Hixon, October 2012
Scope and Content:
This account book (88 pages) contains information about a saloon owner's personal and professional expenses from January 1889-December 1890.
The owner recorded daily accounts of cash, stocked goods, and expenses on facing pages. He purchased beer from the Anheuser-Bush Brewing Association, the August Nunning Brewing Company, the St. Joseph Brewing Company, the M. K. Goetz Brewing Company, and other suppliers. He also bought whiskey, rye, gin, cider, soda water, and cigars. Business-related expenses included electric lighting, foods, insurance, licenses, and laborers, such as a watchman and a "colored man" (p. 33). Personal expenses included groceries, shoes, medical care, opera and theater tickets, a "hired girl," streetcar passes, membership dues, and taxes.
Biographical / Historical:
This account book belonged to a saloon owner in the late 19th century. The saloon was located on "Edmond Street" and did business with breweries in Missouri. Internal evidence suggests that this may have been the Leonard Brothers Saloon, located on Edmond Street in St. Joseph, Missouri.
2003. M-4320.1 .
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This collection is a single bound volume.
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