Guide to the Ira Mead Russell Ledger, 1896-1925
Collection number: MS 214
About Ira Mead Russell (1864-1956)
Farmer in Langdon, N.H. aged 92 when he died. He married Fidelia Valena Holmes in
September 1888. Their only child, Carl Ward Russell, died in infancy at age 2 months
About the Ira Mead Russell Ledger
The 394 manuscript ledger provides a detailed accounting of expenses and income for
the years 1896-1925. The ledger begins with a balance of $12.27 in April 1896. The
entries in the ledger show a variety of expenses: 25 cents for "alcahall" in May
1896; $600 in June 1916 for an auto and one of the last entries in May 1925 records
that "I have drawn from the banks to pay for work and bathroom fixtures".
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Ira Mead Russell Ledger, 1896-1925, MS 214, Milne Special Collections and
Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donated: Calvin Whitney, Raymond, ME, Sept. 13, 2002 (Accession number: