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Abstract Collection contains a bound notebook used by the Spence family from 1813-1862. Half of the book is a ledger for Porter & Spence, a Nashville company partly owned by John Spence. The ledger contains receipts, copies of invoices, and a comprehensive inventory of merchandise for the company from 1813-1821. Later, after John passed away, the back portion of the book was used by John's widow, Rebecca, as a diary from 1833-1862. Rebecca wrote poetry and also documented her expenses in a...