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L.S. Dooley, Jeweler Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3516
From the business statement we know that his Jeweler store was for some time located at 49 N. Main Street, Three Rivers. By 1964 it appears that Dooley had moved his business to a new location at 111 ½ W. Michigan Street. This may have been caused by new jewelers moving into the area, as seen within the 1964 Telephone Directory which has three jewelers all listed on N. Main Street. Although this directory does not list Dooley’s store.

Dates

  • 1943-1960

Creator

Physical Description

The ledger was made by Shaw’s, which is a product of the Wilson-Jones Company. Its dimensions are 14” x 8 ¼” x1 ¾”. The ledger’s front and back covers are black with red leather corners as well as a red leather spine. The corners and edges of the ledger are frayed and the front pages have come loose. The most damage is to the spine which has become unglued from the ledger. The first pages of the ledger are labeled A through Z, offering an alphabetically ordered list of names of clients in index form.

These are the pages that have started coming loose. On the pages after are the repairs or work that Dooley has done for his clients. Starting in 1943 the ledger ends in 1960. Inside of the ledger where two envelops, a credit statement from the Three Rivers Credit Bureau, some paper with a few names on it, a receipt, a “L.S. Jeweler” statement slip and a post card from a personal friend.

Extent

1 Volumes ; 14” x 8 ¼” x 1 ¾”

Biographical / Historical

According to Ancestory.com, Lloyd S. Dooley was born about 1897 in the Three Rivers area. He would marry a woman by the name of Hattie and they lived at 104 East Wheeler Street, Three Rivers, MI. L.S. Dooley would outlive his wife my four years, dying on the 24th of May 1996.

Physical Description

The ledger was made by Shaw’s, which is a product of the Wilson-Jones Company. Its dimensions are 14” x 8 ¼” x1 ¾”. The ledger’s front and back covers are black with red leather corners as well as a red leather spine. The corners and edges of the ledger are frayed and the front pages have come loose. The most damage is to the spine which has become unglued from the ledger. The first pages of the ledger are labeled A through Z, offering an alphabetically ordered list of names of clients in index form.

These are the pages that have started coming loose. On the pages after are the repairs or work that Dooley has done for his clients. Starting in 1943 the ledger ends in 1960. Inside of the ledger where two envelops, a credit statement from the Three Rivers Credit Bureau, some paper with a few names on it, a receipt, a “L.S. Jeweler” statement slip and a post card from a personal friend.

Provenance

This collection is composed of one ledger from L. S. Dooley, Jeweler as well as a number of small items that were found between the pages of the ledger.
General When handling this collection proceed with caution as the ledger is very fragile. This collection was obtained through the Starring Endowment Grant.
Title
L.S. Dooley, Jeweler Ledger Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Bradley Kiczenski
Date
2012-01-24
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Contact:
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490