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Little Red Book

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When sorting through a box of stuff my dad got at an auction he came across this little red book. It turns out that it belonged to his Great Grandfather from the early 1900’s. I think it’s too cool not to share.

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The book is from Griffith & Boyd’s from Baltimore and contains a lot of information about fertilizers, farming and other general information. It isn’t dated, but my Great Great Grandfather kept records in it that are dated from 1919 through 1927.

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It contains a lot of different information about fertilizers and products Griffith’s & Boyd’s sold, as well as general farming information.

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Curious how old your horse is? Here you go!

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Curious how much your cow weighs but can’t get it to stand on the scale? Problem solved!
And, no power and need to preserve your eggs? No problem!

Aside from this type of information, it also contains more general info and even some trivia. Everything from how to forecast the weather, what caused our presidents’ deaths, home medical remedies, and much much more.

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The book also contains several blank pages for record keeping and my Great Great Grandfather used it for recording his finances. Many pages are filled with various financial records.

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As cool as all that stuff is, my absolute favorite thing in the book is his will. Seemingly randomly written between other records was this:

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Written by Jim

May 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

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