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Memorandum and account book belonging to Charles A. Ronne


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Ronne's accounts reveal that he did work in gold smelts and brass analyses and also taught French. Most of book remains blank suggesting that he only used the book for a few months and then discarded it. One page of the notebook written in pencil and headed Mar. 14 is in a different hand and records measurements for a man's suit, suggesting that a book was in someone else's hands at one point.

This item is a 4.5 x 7 inch wallet style black morocco pocket memorandum book. Most of the pages in the book remain blank, but there are ten pages containing a record of Ronne's expenses from November 1879 through March 1880. After a break of several pages there follows a thirty-two page hand written formulary containing pharmaceutical recipes and household tips, including some on dyes and dyeing.

Source of acquisition--Andrew Mangravite. Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--2013..

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