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A 19th-century merchant's general store daybook featuring the pattern of commerce in the years 1827-1844 for an entrepreneur who was a carpenter, blacksmith, tradesman also became a judge of elections. Many names of customers in the ledger are family names that are still prominent in the Carbon and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania.
The collection is an account book and some inserts such as an Inventory list of 19th century Pennsylvania carpenter Thomas Arner's estate at time of death, a Notice regarding the sale of his possessions. The account book documents Thomas Arner's business activities and has information on local families and their business practices.