Nelson Next Socrates Nelson's 1845 Account Book  


This was an account notebook kept by Socrates Nelson, fur trader and owner of the first general store in Stillwater, Minnesota. The book is 3 X 5 inches in size with 38 pages, 13 of which are blank. The second page is dated January 1, 1845. Items in yellow are my comments. Items in red are things I haven't been able to decipher. Names are often difficult to determine.