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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1993.06.01
Object Name Ledger
Description Loose leaf pages from a ledger detailing horse trading at Fort Nisqually during the last eight years of its operations for the HBC. The records indicate the decline in operations from 1861 to 1869, as the number of horses dropped from 391 to 12 or so.
The first page is blank, except for some penciled in notes taken by a researcher trying to determine the origin of the pages. The second page has only some handwritten notes in the upper left corner, and no other markings. The third page begins the "Index, Indian Acct Book", a list of Native American names, likely corresponding to the accounts in the sales shop. After several pages of names, the Index of Horses Purchased begins, starting with the "Account of Horses, May 31st 1861", listing the number of mules, asses, stallions, geldings, mares, colts, fillies and what happened to them. Further pages detail purchases and sales of the horses. There are 13 pages, including the nearly blank front page. They are stored in plastic sleeves in a folder, which measures 9 1/8 inches wide, though the pages themselves are only 8 inches wide, and 12 1/2 inches tall in most cases, though the front pages are 12 3/4 inches tall. The folder measures 14 3/8 inches tall.
Date c. 1860
Year Range from 1861.0
Year Range to 1869.0
Search Terms Horses
Horse Trade
Business Records
Imagefile 006\19930601-9.JPG