From 1899, wow! Wonder how much it would be worth now.
Looked it up on an inflation calculator and it is about $775 in today's money.
hmmmlooks like Received...in full for some(?) _____ now at Mr Mathew office..?
I love the elegance of the writing in these old things.
So he never cashed it? That must've sucked losing it.
wow.. $775 in current money..that's quite a lot of money..and such an old check...
I think it says it was for a "corn harvester new at Mr Mathers office".
Wow -- interesting!! And I'm curious about the book, as well. :)
Thanks, Emmaleigh. I was figuring that $30.00 would be quite a bit of money in 1899.....
MAN, I been LOOKIN' for that! What a load off my mind.
That's not a check - it's a receipt.
It is most certainly a receipt, not a check.And it does indeed seem to be "in full for . . . Harvester — new" That may be the word "corn," but I'm not convinced.the next line appears to be a notation of where the transaction took place: "at the Mathers. office"(signed) McCormack Hannibel, per H. M. Field, Atty
Thirty dollars for a corn harvester [or maybe com[bine] harvester]! What a gem.
"In full for corn harvester Now at the Mathen office"
Read about corn harvesters here... http://books.google.com/books?id=dJlJAM_hJD0C&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=antique+corn+harvester&source=bl&ots=tffTWt39nm&sig=AEd6WAGP2ZG9pGyxqZafvj_Xx84&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DC47T9-7IoXy2gXy7pWYCg&sqi=2&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=antique%20corn%20harvester&f=falseDo a Google search for "antique corn harvester"
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