Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Notebook for Customers of George W. Capen of Eastport, Maine; possibly owned by Elias Thurber of Campobello Island, New Brunswick
Possibly owned by Elias Thurber (1841-1925) of Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada - his name appears on the inside back cover.
Capen sold a wide variety of items, as the back cover shows - everything from Lumber to Refrigerators to Horse Harnesses to Plows to Bran and Oats.
The page below shows the value of herring sold.
The inside cover, below, shows the name Elias ?, perhaps Elias Thurber. Interestingly, there was an Elias Thurber (1841-1925) on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, just across Passamaquoddy Bay from Eastport, Maine. Perhaps Elias was the owner of this little notebook.
If you have a theory as to the owner of this notebook or the names that appear in it, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.